After Carmina Burana By Leon Botstein Written for the concert After Carmina Burana: an Historical Perspective, performed on May 16, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Tonight we bring our year-long series examining the relationship between music and memory to an end with perhaps the most difficult and emotionally fraught example. We present…

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Reclaiming Antiquity for the Present: Carl Orff and the Trionfi By Hans Jörg Jans, Orff-Zentrum, Munich Written for the concert After Carmina Burana: an Historical Perspective, performed on May 16, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. To my mind, music has two wellsprings: the movements of the dance and the spoken word. The…

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Memories of the Night By Fred Kirshnit Written for the concert After Carmina Burana: an Historical Perspective, performed on May 16, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Symphony No. 7 came to Mahler, uncharacteristically, in two lightning flashes of inspiration. He wrote the two serenades in 1904 and the other three movements in…

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Remembrance of Things Past By Leon Botstein Written for the concert After Carmina Burana: an Historical Perspective, performed on May 16, 2001 at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Over the past forty years, Gustav Mahler has become one of the most discussed and performed composers in American concert life. He was the author of…

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