British author Norman Lebrecht brings us up close to a personal exploration of the life and work of the iconic Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. I, personally, am fascinated with all the implications that surround his career as a conductor and composer. This book gives us a different angle, touching on exciting topics both well known from Mahler’s life, and some obscure ones that everybody will find intriguing.
I designed a personal “soundtrack” for the reader to use throughout the book, a musical accompaniment for the reading. Our book club is also a listening club. Mr. Lebrecht also gives us several recording and interpreter choices in the chapter “A question of interpretation” that I encourage our book club participants to explore.
I wish all our TSO audience members to enjoy this exciting book, and I am very much looking forward to hearing all kinds of questions that I will be thrilled to answer soon.