Around the blogosphere, many fine postings:
- Gavin Plumley has been following the composer's footsteps around Austria and posting daily about Mahler's last days.
- Alex Ross has had several postings.
- Matthew Guerrieri presents another installment of Strauss & Mahler.
- Steve Hicken on Mahler and risk-taking in music.
I heard Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler's Second and Sixth Symphonies the other week; they're now touring Europe with those and the Ninth.
You might read Henry-Louis De La Grange's enormous Mahler biography, or Alma Mahler's And the Bridge is Love. And be sure to listen to Tom Lehrer's "Alma," which was my long-ago introduction to Mahler ("Composer of Das Lied von der Erde and other light classics," as Lehrer described him in the spoken introduction to the song).