The Amateurs and Mahler

Some 100-odd years after the death of the composer Gustav Mahler and 8,000 miles away from where he was buried in Vienna in 1911, two conductors in the same city set out to produce Mahler’s entire cycle of symphonies. One, of course, is Edo de Waart, the world-famous music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, an orchestra he has made his own and improved relentlessly

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