Introduction and Reading
Mahler Friend and Philosopher:
Siegfried Lipiner, a Thinker and His Works
Of Love, Death and Beyond:
Mahler’s "Resurrection" Symphony
with the director, Jason Starr
Mahler's Spirituality in Song and Word
Texts and music by and about Mahler on his philosophy of life
Mahler and Faith Today
„A Midsummer Night's Dream“
Orchestra of the Vienna Academy
Martin Haselböck, Conductor
Thomas Hampson, Baritone and Narrator
Mahler and Spirituality
Special Mahler Dinner
A unique event - Director: Beate Thalberg
„The Heavenly Life“
J.S. Bach, F. Schubert, L.v. Beethoven, G. Mahler
Preliminary program. Subject to change.
Gustav Mahler loved vacationing at Lake Attersee and resided in the summer months from 1893 to 1896 at the Gasthof zum Höllengebirge in the village of Steinbach am Attersee.
The stunning area worked wonders on Mahler's creativity: over the course of four summers he completed the Second Symphony, a half dozen songs, and the entire Third Symphony in his specially built composing hut.
The Gustav Mahler Festival in Steinbach am Attersee is a multi-day celebration that usually takes place around the composer's birthday on July 7th.
Musical gems as well as cultural and historical insights into the area around this historic place are presented every year.
The program deliberately offers enough time for everyone involved to exchange ideas and enjoy the unique natural setting in order to be able to celebrate Mahler's inspiration in all its facets.
Important works by Gustav Mahler were composed in this small hut on the lake shore of Hotel Föttinger. In 1985, the composing hut was renovated true to its original form by the International Gustav Mahler Society and the Föttinger family, and in 2016 the permanent exhibition was renewed with scholarly and creative support from the International Gustav Mahler Society. Inside you will also find the annual special exhibit of the Steinbach Gustav Mahler Festival. More about the composing hut...
The Song of the Earth
Completion of 4th, 5th-8th Symphony
Songs on the Death of Children
Completion of 2nd Symphony
Numerous Wunderhorn Songs
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