Music: New York

New York

The other evening Mr. Mengelberg and the Philharmonic orchestra applied themselves to a laborious task. This was Mahler's Seventh Symphony, which represents hard work for all hands through a full hour and a half. The result of the adventure was to renew the loud chorus of those who dislike Mahler's music. They are many, and their dislike is intense. The criticisms of the work in the morning papers were savage.

Yet there is a veritable cult of Mahler worship. In Europe Mahler festivals are held, and the composer's music is played...

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