Plans for the 2020 Mahler Festival with the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam had to be cancelled at short notice, thanks to coronavirus. Not daunted though, the RCOA created a new programme of recordings made live over the years, every symphony in order, with conductors like Mariss Jansons, Daniele Gatti, Pierre Boulez, Bernhard Haitink, Ivan Fischer and Fabio Luisi. Sponsored by the Mahler Foundation, the Festival is now the Mahler Festival Online, all concerts, talks and specially filmed documentaries available for free, internationally. Please follow THIS LINK for the complete schedule. Scroll down past the schedule for individual events.
Years ago we would have been there or sure - we love Amsterdam - but in the circumstances no-one sane would want to risk the musicians, patrons and the people of the city to be put at risk. And in lockdown, listening (and relistening) is all the more welcome !