Wednesday 7 May 2014     
Music Library at the Barbican Library
6.30 for 7.00pm
Tickets £10 (incuding wine/soft drink)

'Bruno Walter: a Retrospective. Using recordings, scores and other performance materials, Dr Raymond Holden of the Royal Academy of Music will survey the life and times of Mahler's great acolyte Bruno Walter'.

Dr Raymond Holden was born in Sydney, Australia, and was educated at the Sydney Conservatorium and at the University of London. He was Music Director of the Westminster Camerata and has worked extensively with leading British choirs. Dr Holden is in great demand as a lecturer and has spoken at universities, conservatoires, conferences and research institutes throughout Great Britain, Europe, Australia, South Africa and South East Asia. As a performance historian, he specializes in the activities of conductors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is music advisor and multiple contributor to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Publications include (OUP Glorious John (The Barbirolli Society, 2007) and Richard Strauss: a Musical Life (Yale University Press, 2011). Raymond Holden is The Sir John Barbirolli Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music, where he teaches on the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes, organizes and presents The Barbirolli Lectures. As a speaker, he has lectured at many of the world’s leading universities and conservatoires and has appeared on BBC TV and Radio.

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Sunday 30 March 2014
Austrian Cultural Forum
Mahler, Freud, Secessionists and the Inner Life
presented by Roderick Swanston
Tickets £18

Sunday 1 December 2013
Austrian Cultural Forum
Mahler in Vienna: 1897 - 1907
presented by Roderick Swanston
Tickets £18

Monday 11 November 2013
Pushkin House
‘Mahler and Russia’
presented by Terry Barfoot
Tickets £12

Sunday 6 October 2013
Austrian Cultural Forum
Mahler and Opera
presented by David Nice
Tickets £18

Monday 8 July
The Roof Garden, Sofra Restaurant
36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden
London WC2E 7PB

Sunday 2 June at the
Austrian Cultural Forum

The modern orchestra linked to Mahler
Presented by Dr Raymond Holden
Tickets £18

Sunday 14 April at the
Austrian Cultural Forum

“Conducting Mahler:
A View from the Podium.”
Presented by Peter Fender
Tickets £18

Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Barbican Music Library in the General Library
Mahler Recordings
Tickets £10

Sunday 2 December 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum

Tickets £18
Mahler's expansion of the sound world of symphony
presented by Gwyn Parry-Jones

Thursday 25 October 2012
Annual GMS UK Dinner & AGM

Wednesday 19 September 2012
Music Library at the Barbican Library
Tickets £10
‘Sir John Barbirolli as a Mahler Conductor’
presented by Dr Raymond Holden Hon ARAM

Sunday 24 June 2012 11 - 4pm
The Austrian Cultural Forum
Tickets £18
‘Mahler and the Erotic’
presented by Gavin Plumley

Wednesday 25 April 2012
Pushkin House 7 - 9pm
Tickets £12
Mahler and Alma: Anatomy of Marriage
presented by Norman Lebrecht

Sunday 12 February 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum 11 - 4

Tickets £18

Kathleen Ferrier and Mahler
presented by Christopher Fifield

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