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Wednesday, 9 July 2008, 12:00AM

Mahler’s Heavenly Retreats

Keith James Clarke

The Architect, Keith James Clarke, is to deliver this pre-concert talk on the building, its surroundings and associations where Mahler created his 8th Symphony in E flat major (the Symphony of a Thousand).

Mahler composed his 8th Symphony in E flat major (the Symphony of a Thousand) at his Forest House at Maiernigg near Klagenfurt in southern Austria. In this lecture Keith James Clarke looks at associations between this 'place' and the music he composed here.

This event is a part of the City of London Festival.

Other lectures in this series include: 
     Goethe and his Influence on German Song, by Professor Richard Stokes
     The Question of Beauty in Architecture, by Alain de Botton
     This Imperious Company, by Nick Robins
     The Last Mughal, by William Dalrymple

keith-james-clarke

Keith James Clarke is a film and radio programme producer and teacher. He is a Chartered Architect and has practised in Cambridge, Birmingham and London. During this period he made a documentary film on one of his private commissions.

He lectures in architecture at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College School of Art and worked as an External Examiner at Ecole d’Architecture de Val de Marne in Paris.

Keith is passionate about the music of Gustav Mahler. He specializes in the character of place and in this investigation he applies his architectural expertise to Mahler’s life and music. Keith frequently gives talks on this subject and loves living in London where he makes full use of the musical, architectural and cultural benefits of this great City.

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9 July 2008

Mahler’s Heavenly Retreats
Keith James Clarke

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