Gustav Mahler gave his first professional conducting performance in the city of Laibach (now Ljubljana). The outcome was extremely positive - reviews in both German- and Slovenian-language newspapers even referred to the unifying effect his music was having on the increasingly unstable Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Exactly 17 years to the day after his conducting début, Gustav Mahler was formally announced as the Vienna Philharmonic's new musical director.
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No. 4. Zakatilos solntse (The Sun has Set)
No. 5. Sred' mrachnikh dney (Amid Sombre Days)
Sinfonisches Praludium fur Orchester
No. 6. Snova, kak prezhde, odin (Again, as Before, Alone)
Adding to the Rachmaninov museum that had already been opened on the estate in 1982, the main manor house of the Ivanovka estate which Rachmaninov used as his summer residence and main place of creativity, was officially opened to the public. The original house had been demolished and had to be reconstructed, with architechts relying on photographs and eye-witness descriptions of the original house for inspiration.
No. 1 in B flat minor: Andantino
No. 2 in E flat minor: Allegretto
No. 3 in B minor: Andante cantabile
Orb and Sceptre (Coronation March) [Arr. W. MacKie for Organ]
Scène 2: "Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux" (Télaïre)
II. Air ("On a G String") [Arr. D. Cook for Organ]
Scène 3: "Cruelle, en quels lieux venez-vous ?" (Phébé, Télaïre)
Toccata & Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
Scène 3: "Triomphe, vengeance" (Chœur)