Autograph Letter Signed, Mahler, two pages, correspondence card, undated [circa 1908-1910]. To the Munich impresario Emil Gutmann.
“I am aware of the answer. As the symphony is at the beginning of the concert, I have no influence on the composition of the rest of the program, as I will not be conducting the second part of the concert. But in any case I point out that my symphony lasts 1 1/2 hours. I ask most amicably that my rehearsals be communicated to me, as I have mislaid my schedule. Who is doing the preparatory rehearsals of the work? It is absolutely necessary that the gentlemen in the orchestra get to know the work beforehand in special rehearsals (strings and winds alone). The concert does begin at 7:30 doesnt it (for I must by all means leave on the night train, as I have an important rehearsal in the morning of the 9th)?
It is likely that Gustav Mahler is referring to the premier of his Eighth Symphony, which was first performed in Munich on September 12, 1910, with the composer conducting.
Matted in tan and chocolate with a three-quarter length portrait photograph of Gustav Mahler with his hands on his hips. Framed dimensions: 12 1/2 inches wide by 18 inches high.
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