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Gustav Mahler Academy II
August 25 – September 15, 2024

Vienna 1890-1920 on original instruments:
Brahms – Mahler – Schönberg

On the instruments of the Vienna Philharmonic from 1900, which are made available to you by the Euregio Kulturzentrum Toblach Foundation, you will acquire profound knowledge in performance practice of late romantic music. No prior experience of original instruments is required.

Guided by luminaries like Clive Brown, you will discover chamber music from Brahms to Mahler and Schönberg on original instruments and perform in beautiful locations in South Tyrol. Side by side with 50 musicians from top European ensembles, you will work with star pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and conductor Philipp von Steinaecker on Rachmaninoff’s 3rd piano concerto and Mahler’s 5th symphony in a full-size symphony orchestra on original instruments.

After concerts in Toblach and Bolzano the orchestra will tour to Paris, Cologne and other European cities to perform this music for the first time since 1910 on the instruments it was written for.

The Originalklang-Project is a production of the Ferruccio Busoni – Gustav Mahler Foundation in close cooperation with the Euregio-Cultural Center Gustav Mahler Toblach-Dolomites Foundation.

More details about the programme and guest faculty of the Gustav Mahler Academy II 2024 will be published here in September 2023.