MAHLER: Reception History and Performance Practices
Tues, Feb 26, 5:30-7:00 PM, University Commons, Banquet Room A
Mahler: Reception History and Performance Practices
Mahler's life took place in a unique relationship to historical events. On one side of this issue, we now have easy access to performances of Mahler and of performers he coached, while on the other hand his legacy was challenged to a point of near extinction by political events that followed his death. This talk will examine issues of performance practice from his time to our time in the light of evolving political and social history.
MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY: His Religion, Spirituality and Beliefs
Fri, Mar 1, 5:30-7:00 PM, University Commons, Banquet Room A
Mahler's life was rather notorious for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the question and nature of his beliefs. This talk will use the Resurrection Symphony as a jumping off point for consideration of what he believed and how those beliefs were represented in his music. While his music invokes elements of a wide variety of European and non-European traditions, the answer to the question of his belief system is perhaps both surprising and obvious.
Dr. Marshall Tuttle is a native of Berkeley California. He studied at UC Berkeley and earned his DMA in composition at Stanford University. He won the Hubble Prize in Composition. His works have been performed in Europe and America.
His career has been divided between Performance, Teaching and Research. He spent many years working as a liturgical Organist-Music Director and developed a course in Compositional Methods for projecting divine imagery. He was a co-founder of the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra, President of the Oregon chapter of ASTA, and ex officio President of Stawa Community College. He founded a Summer Music camp for disadvantaged children In Oklahoma City city and generated a grant to fund it.
He has lectured and taught in Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe. His studies and associates have included people who knew Mahler and who worked with people who knew Mahler. His published research interests have included Musical Structure in Wagner's Operas, the use of modally derived key structures in tonal music. Current research is focused on The Leipzig Connection: Text-Driven Modulation in Bach's Chorales as a Prototype for Wagner's Poetic Musical Period.