Mahler Strauss Correspondence

 

Herta Blaukopf

Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss came to know one another as young conductors in Leipzig in 1887.

From then until Mahler’s death in 1911 the year of the first performance of Der Rosenkavalier they kept in touch.

Mahler himself described their relationship as that of two miners tunneling from opposite directions with the hope of eventually meeting.

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