TONITE: You Got Your Mahler In My Schoenberg!

BY DAVE ALLEN In classical music, it’s common to observe the anniversaries of long-ago births of the all-time greats with year-round performances of their works. They seem to crop up all the time; last year marked the bicentennials of two Romantic heavyweights, Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann. These observances can lead to some transcendent moments: I remember hearing a broadcast of bells ringing in Salzburg, Austria, in honor of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in early 2006, and then performing his Requiem, left unfinished at his death, later that year. The death of a composer, though, seems like a […]