Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

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Mahler (1860-1911) in 1911

Dr. Bob Prescribes Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 10

September 20th, 2022

A Nice Hike In early September of 1940, Gustav Mahler’s widow Alma (1879-1964) – now married to the Jewish author Franz Werfel (1890-1945) – walked from France to Spain in order to escape the Nazi occupation of Europe. (Time out. We read constantly about those intrepid individuals who, in order to escape the Nazis, “walked across the Pyrenees from occupied France to neutral Spain.” The image so conjured is one of daring and desperate people…

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