Gustav Mahler in Hungary - June, 1879

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., page 296:

It is six o’clock in the morning. I have been out in the pasture and I sat with Farkas, the shepherd, and listened to the sound of his shawm. Ah, how sad it sounded, and yet filled with such ardent rapture, the folk tune that he played! The flowers growing at his feet about his sunburnt cheeks. Oh, Steiner! I have already seen the dew on the grass and you are still asleep into my heart like the spring sun on winter fields. Will there be spring in my heart?
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Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte (ed.), Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte. (New York, 1979), p. 296. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424771225433 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Hungary

Listeners

Gustav Mahler
Composer, Conducting
1860-1911

Listening to

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folk tune performed by Farkas the sheperd

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1879
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Notes

Letter from Gustav Mahler to Josef Steiner, Childhood friend of Mahler’s, Tétény Hungary, June 19 1879.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:47:05 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:30:17 +0000