1909 and the Future of Symphonic Music
December 7, 2011
David Loebel, Associate Conductor of Orchestras, and the NEC Philharmonia focus on "1909 and the Future of Symphonic Music." Loebel asks us to ponder what Mahler might have written had he lived beyond his 51 years. He sees glimpses of the future of music in the great stacked tone clusters of the fragmentary Symphony No. 10, inclinations that might connect the dots to Schoenberg. Strauss, four years younger than Mahler but who outlived him by nearly 30 years, followed another path.