July 7, birthday of Gustav Mahler and Gian Carlo Menotti

I’ve written about this Mahler piece before, and it still grips me every time I hear it. Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Third Symphony : 4th movement

Frightfully, I know very little about Gian Carlo Menotti (1911–2007) save that he was the life partner of Samuel Barber and founded the annual music festival in Spoletto.

Menotti’s Piano Concerto “Violin Concerto” (1.Mov.)


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