15 Apr Six Mahler Facts for Classix Six – Four
Mahler Fact Number Four
Mahler wanted to participate in music making so much as a child that he convinced his Jewish parents to let him join the Catholic choir. He would later convert to Catholicism at the age of 37 in order to secure his appointment as director of the Vienna Opera, where the Jewish could not be employed.
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