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Gustav Mahler

Jaap van Zweden puts fresh manpower into Mahler

The Mahler work alluded to in this concert's title was his Symphony No 1, Titan. There's some logic to being non-specific. Many posit that when you've heard one Mahler symphony you've heard them all. To wit: a recurrent interchange of artlessness, Austrian folk-song, chorales, wonderment in nature and a morbid obsession with death.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:34am

San Francisco Symphony delivers Mahler from the top drawer

San Francisco orchestra's Fifth Symphony was expertly judged and superbly delivered.

12 Nov 2012 - 5:47am

The Hamburg Ballet

John Neumeier directs and choreographs the German ballet company's productions of: Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Jan 31, 7.30pm; and A Streetcar Named Desire (below), Feb 3-5, 7.30pm. A HK Arts Festival programme. All shows: HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$200-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Spoilt for choice

The Hong Kong Arts Festival 2012 reaches a milestone: it marks four decades in the business with an edition that will see some 160 paid performances and 140 free events at 53 venues between January 28 and March 8.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Misery loves accompaniment

'The moth crashes into the burning flame'

An old Chinese proverb.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vanska Returns - Mahler 5

Osmo V?nsk? conducts British pianist Paul Lewis (left) and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A and Mahler's Symphony No 5. Dec 3, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$160-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Vocal Recital by Anne Sofie von Otter

The Swedish mezzo soprano (left) performs works by Grieg, Sibelius, Schubert, Liszt, Mahler, Korngold and Weill; pianist Bengt Forsberg accompanies. Oct 25, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$480 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A dazzling interpretation of Mahler's grandest work

Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand Taiwan Philharmonic, choruses, soloists National Concert Hall, Taipei October 10

This performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 could be ranked as the best yet in China.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A feast from around the world

Music lovers will descend on Macau for the 25th Macao International Music Festival from October 7 to November 5. Organisers offer 20 programmes from around the world.

Starting off the festival is Fame - The Musical about New York City's High School of Performing Arts on October 7 and 9.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Difficult season start pulled off with grace

Season Opening Gala - Heaven and Earth Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall Saturday, September 3

The Philharmonic Orchestra's season opened at the weekend with new faces in the ranks, a substitute conductor for an indisposed Edo de Waart and two challenging works - Mozart's Symphony No 41 and Mahler's The Song of the Earth.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am