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Prospect recommends: Mahler in Manchester

By Ivan Hewett  

Mark Elder will conduct Mahler's Eight and Ninth symphonies in Manchester

 

Mark Elder will conduct Mahler's Eight and Ninth symphonies in Manchester

Mahler: Eighth & Ninth Symphonies Bridgewater Hall Manchester, 2nd May & 27th May, Tel: 0161 907 9000

Few composers have enjoyed such a dramatic revival in reputation as Gustav Mahler. In the 1950s he was dismissed as a marginal offshoot of the Austro-German tradition, his nine completed symphonies distinguished only by their monstrous size and uncannily brilliant orchestration. But now he’s hailed as the world’s favourite symphonist and praised by intellectuals as a prophet of postmodern fragmentation.

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