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Sun, Sep 30

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mahler & The Feminine Ideal

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Sep 30, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

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PROGRAMConductor and music historian Leon Botstein discusses the parallels between Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and the artwork of Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso, accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now and on-screen artworks. (1 hr)Intermission (20 min)Full performance (25 min)Gustav Mahler KindertotenliederMichael Anthony McGee, baritoneAudience Q&A (15 min)ABOUTConductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. First, a discussion is accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now and on-screen artworks. Then, a full performance and audience Q&A.In the early 1900s, artists across all genres were obsessed with the image of the feminine, depicting women as elevated aspirations for redemption and as objects of lust. Gustav Mahler was no exception. His song cycle Kindertotenlieder evokes the composer's complicated relationship with the idealization of the family. Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now explore the parallels between this composition and art from the exhibition Obsession.Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection.Tickets include same-day Museum admission.The Orchestra NowLeon Botstein, conductor

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