Press TV, official outlet of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has announced a concert tomorrow at Jalil Shahnazi Hall in Tehran for what is described as ‘the 101th death anniversary ceremony’ of Gustav Mahler. Actually, they are a day early, but never mind. Read on…
‘As a part of the commemoration program, several remarkable works of Mahler are scheduled to be reviewed by the master artists,’ we are told.
And ‘Mahler (1860 -1911) was a composer who acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. ‘
Make of this what you will.