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Mahler's Legacy
Boulder, CO, January 1998

Mahler's Legacy Boulder, Colorado 13-18 January 1998
The Colorado MahlerFest and the University of Colorado-Boulder College of Music co-hosted a music festival and scholarly symposium, "Mahler's Legacy," in Boulder on January 13-18, 1998. The Colorado MahlerFest has been held annually in Boulder since January 1988, and in 1998 opened on Tues. 1/13 with an evening recital of lieder by lesser known contemporaries of Mahler (F. Wolfes, E. Wellesz, W. Grosz, J. Marx, as well as Griffes, Lehar, and R. Strauss). On Sat. and Sun., 1/17 & 18, the MahlerFest orchestra, conducted by Robert Olson (Univ. of Missouri at Kansas City), performed the 1893 Hamburg version of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and "Das Lied von der Erde," with soloists mezzo-sop. Julie Simson (C.U.-Boulder) and Jon Garrison (New York City). THURSDAY, 15 JANUARY 1998 1:00-3:45 - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS - Daniel Sher, Dean, College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder MAHLER THE COMPOSER, SESSION I - Thomas Riis, CU-Boulder, Chair "Mahler's 'Die Drei Pintos' and the Reception of Weber at the Turn of the Century" - James Zychowicz, A-R Publications, Madison, Wisconsin "Mahler's Student Years at the Vienna Conservatory 1875-80, and Remarks on Some Early Works" - Knud Martner, Copenhagen, Denmark "The Late Works of Mahler and the Myth of the 'Dying Composer'" - Susan M. Filler, Chicago, Illinois 4:00-5:30 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus BIOGRAPHICAL TOPICS - Wesley V. Blomster, CU-Boulder, Chair "Mahler in Holland" - Frans Bouwman, The Hague, Netherlands "Mahler's Extended Family" - Henry Mahler, Santa Clara, California FRIDAY, 16 JANUARY 1998 8:30-11:45 AM - Music Theatre, Imig Music Building, CU-Boulder Campus MAHLER THE COMPOSER, SESSION II - Carlo Caballero, CU-Boulder, Chair "Mahler's Recently Accessible Manuscripts" - Edward R. Reilly, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York "Mahler and the Question of Program Music" - Stephen E. Hefling, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH "Aspects of Time in Mahler's Compositional Technique" - Ofer Ben-Amots, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado "Narrative in Mahler's Music: Unexpected Ramifications" - Vera Micznik, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 1:15-3:15 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus ALMA SCHINDLER MAHLER - Antonia Banducci, Univ. of Denver, Chair "Of Anti-Semitism, Mixed-Marriages, and Cancelled Careers; Alma Mahler and Her Vienna" - Alessandra Comini, Distinguished Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas "'So sieht ein Gott aus': Wagnerian Allusions in the Lieder of Alma Schindler Mahler" - Steven M. Bruns, CU-Boulder; with performances of lieder by mezzo-soprano Emily Bullock and pianist Tamara Goldstein, CU-Boulder 3:30-5:30 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus MAHLER THE CONDUCTOR - Gilbert Kaplan, The Kaplan Foundation, NYC, chair Lecture: "Mahler the Conductor: Interpretation, Style, and Retuschen" - Michael Jameson, University of Southampton, Great Britain Panel Discussion with Questions from the Audience: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Mahler but Didn't Know Whom to Ask" - Moderator: Gilbert Kaplan Panelists: Jonathan Carr, Bonn, Germany Henry-Louis de La Grange, Paris, France 8:00 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus LECTURE/RECITAL - David Lamb, composer, Seattle, Washington, Chair "Mahler's Version of 'Das Lied von der Erde' for Voice and Piano" - Introductory Remarks by Stephen E. Hefling, Case Western Reserve Univ. "Der Abschied" performed by Patrick Mason, baritone, CU-Boulder, and Terese Stewart, piano, CU-Boulder SATURDAY, 17 JANUARY 1998 1:15-2:15 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Introduction by Gerald Fox, President, Gustav Mahler Society of New York "Mahler's Revolution at the Vienna Opera" - Henry-Louis de La Grange, Mahler Biographer and Founder of the Bibliotheque Gustav Mahler, Paris, France 2:30-5:30 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus MAHLER'S 'DAS LIED VON DER ERDE' - Marilyn McCoy, Arnold Schoenberg Institute, Los Angeles, Chair "Chinoiserie in Fin-de-siecle Europe and the Chinese Texts of 'Das Lied von der Erde'" - Jeanna Wearing, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Prof. Gu Lianli, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China "Nietzschean Influences on Mahler's 'Das Lied von der Erde'" - Evelyn Nikkels, Bergen, The Netherlands, Gustav Mahler Stichtung Nederland "Vocal Music in the Symphonic Context: From 'Titan, Eine Tondichtung in Symphonieform' to 'Das Lied von der Erde,' or the Road Less Traveled" Zoltan Roman, Prof. Emeritus, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada "'Das Lied von der Erde': Tonal Language and Formal Design" - Robert Bailey, New York University, New York City 6:30-7:15 PM - Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder Campus PRE-CONCERT LECTURE by Gerald Fox, President, Gustav Mahler Society of New York 7:30-10:00 PM - CONCERT 'Das Lied von der Erde' - Soloists: mezzo soprano Julie Simson, CU-Boulder, and tenor Jon Garrison, New York City Symphony No. 1 - 1893 Hamburg version Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra, conducted by Robert Olson, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Founder and Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest SUNDAY - 18 JANUARY 1998 1:00-2:00 PM - Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder Campus LECTURE - Introduction by David Hummer, CU-Boulder "A Walk in Leyden: Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud" - Stuart Feder, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City 2:15-3:00 PM - Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder Campus PRE-CONCERT LECTURE by Gerald Fox (repeat of Sat. evening) 3:30 PM - Macky Auditorium ORCHESTRAL CONCERT - Repetition of Saturday evening's program ----