16 Apr Six Mahler Facts for Classix Six – Five
Mahler Fact Number Five
Once while Mahler conducted the opening night performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin in Budapest, the prompter’s box caught fire. Mahler continued to conduct the orchestra while flames engulfed the stage. He stopped them for just as long as it took the fire fighters to extinguish the fire and immediately resumed the performance.
Here are some great resources to learn more about Mahler’s Symphony No 2:
San Francisco Symphony Keeping Score – Gustav Mahler
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts “Who is Gustav Mahler”
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Tribute to John F. Kennedy
New York Philharmonic – Concert for New York