Gustav Mahler in Berlin - 1907

from Letters of composers : an anthology, 1603-1945 / compiled and edited by Gertrude Norman and Miriam Lubell Shrifte., pages 301,302:

There I found two tickets for parquet seats in the first row for Salome and I took Berliner along. The performance was excellent in very respect – orchestrally, vocally, and scenically it was pure Kitsch and Stoll [Mahler’s stage managers at the Vienna Opera], and again it made an extraordinary impression on me. It is an extremely clever, very powerful piece, which certainly belongs among the most significant of our time! Beneath a heap of rubbish an infernal fire lives and burns in it - not just fireworks. / That’s the way it is with Strauss’s whole personality and …   more >>

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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. 301,302. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424771575655 accessed: 29 July, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Gustav Mahler
Composer, Conducting
1860-1911

Listening to

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Salome
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Destinn, Jochanaan (Berger)

Experience Information

Date/Time 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Gustav Mahler to his wife Almschili, Berlin, January 1907.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:52:55 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:35:10 +0000