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Inspired by music – Gustav Mahler: Working in Prague

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Mahler discovered his musical talent at the age of four and was encouraged by his family to pursue music studies. He studied for some time in Vienna and afterwards worked as a conductor in various places all over Europe. One of these places was the Prague State Opera. It was founded in 1888 as the New German Theater and is…

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Inspired by music – Gustav Mahler: Growing up in Jihlava

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Luckily, there is only one Jihlava in the Czech Republic, so we found it very quickly. It’s a small, cosy town to the south of Prague. It’s known for its beautiful main square, surrounded by historic buildings. The only problem is that somebody came up with the very bad idea of putting a small shopping center right in the middle…

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Inspired by music – Gustav Mahler: Is this the right Kaliste?

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Until now, I have given you a chronological report of our excursions. Today and tomorrow, we follow a different chronology; we follow a part of the life of Gustav Mahler, starting with his birth. A couple of months before we left for the Czech Republic, we saw a documentary on television about the life and career of Gustav Mahler. The…

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Inspired by music – What is it about Gustav?

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That is: Gustav Mahler. Well, it is very simple: it’s the music of Gustav Mahler that brought The Viking and myself together! In 2009, a good friend of mine suggested that I should make a profile on Facebook. It was a fun way to reconnect with friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and so on. And she was right! I even found people…

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