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Mahler week: Mahler's Toblach composing hut disgrace

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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by (Alex) last modified Oct 04, 2011

For the many people who voiced their objection to the restoration plans for Roald Dahl's writing shed, this video visit by percusionist and composer Nebojsa Zivkovic over the summer indicates what can happen when no action is taken. Zivkovic visited the hut in Toblach where Mahler wrote Das Lied von Der Erde and his 9th and 10th sympbones and as you can see it's in a rotten state of disrepair. For a place of international importance, it's an absolute disgrace that it is not being better cared for - compare it, for example, to Mahler's other two main composing huts which are explored at this site . You can read an interesting personal account of Mahler's Toblach shed from a member of the family that rented him the hut here and 'explore' the hut in 3D below. Gustav Mahler composers cottage in South Tyrol (Bolzano-Bozen) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tuesday posts are sponsored by The Home Office Company , manufacturers of unique garden rooms since 1998. Now in 10 exciting new colours. Click here for more details.






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