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How we learned to start worrying and love Mahler – Features, Classical – The Independent

How we learned to start worrying and love Mahler – Features, Classical – The Independent.

“Our times, Nelsons suggests, make us confront on a daily basis the terrifying issues with which Mahler’s symphonies grapple. “Think of the contrasts today of extreme poverty and ridiculous richness, and now the question of where life in this world is going to lead. We have a crisis and everybody is afraid; nobody knows what to expect. Mahler’s music, which is also very extreme, is constantly exploring these questions. He searched all his life for answers about why we live, what we need to do in life and what is our reason for living.”

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