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Friday, 25 September 2015

Women Composers - Raising the Profile (Alma Mahler)

Alma Mahler was an intriguing and sometimes disturbing character.  Her career as a composer was apparently cut short when she married.  Gustav Mahler insisted - and posterity suffered.

Alma died in 1964.  Read about Alma Mahler in this Guardian blog post (written in 2010).

Her 5 Lieder are on IMSLP, though they may not yet be out of copyright in the UK.  Here in the Whittaker Library, we have editions of her diaries and memoires, and a CD including some of her music.  We're trying to source sheet music, so our performers can actually sing her songs.

  • Universal Edition publications click HERE!
  • Whittaker Library catalogue entries click HERE.

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