Gustav Mahler Society UK Study Day
Sunday 5 October 2014
Austrian Cultural Forum
Rutland Gate
London SW7
(nearest tube: Knightsbridge – plenty of parking in Rutland Gate & on main road on a Sunday)
11.00am - 4.00pm.    
10.30am: Coffee and biscuits

(There will be a selection of sandwiches, yoghurts & fruit – at cost-price – for lunch)

Tickets £18 (£9 for students with card)

Mahler and the microcosm of song.
Presented by Ross Alley

“Only when I experience intensely do I compose; only when I compose do I experience intensely.” So wrote Gustav Mahler and, accordingly, his first song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen composed in 1884 and inspired by an unhappy love affair, is ample testimony that these words were heartfelt. Mahler began his creative career with songs and throughout his life returned to the stimulus of words: fantasy and fairy tale, humorous and whimsical subjects (often macabre), love and intense grief all appealed deeply to Mahler’s intense imagination. It is no wonder that so many lieder recitalists are attracted to this body of song and during the day we will compare interpretations of a variety of his lieder by a wealth of distinguished singers.

 Ross Alley was for many years a music lecturer for Birkbeck College, University of London. He has also given numerous guest lectures for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Wigmore Hall, the Wagner Society, the Gustav Mahler Society, and NADFAS

To attend the event make cheques payable to GMS UK and send to:

 GMS UK Events
14 Balaclava Road
Surrey KT6 5PN

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Monday 7 July 2014   
Annual Birthday Dinner and AGM

Venue: The Roof Garden, Sofra Restaurant
Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB

Wednesday 7 May 2014
Music Library at the Barbican Library
'Bruno Walter: a Retrospective.
presented by Dr Raymond Holden
Tickets £18

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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