Mahler’s Sixth

Mahler’s Sixth
14th March 2020 MPO Marketing

Mahler’s Sixth

DATE: 14/03/2020
TIME: 6:00 PM till 7:30 PM

Event cancelled due to COVID-19

presented in collaboration with the Mediterranean Conference Centre and the Valletta Cultural Agency



Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6

Sometimes nicknamed “Tragic”, the symphony has been described as “the first nihilist work in the history of music”. According to Mahler’s wife, the work is prophetically autobiographical, with the composer himself noting that “the hero is assaulted by three hammer-blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled”.

This mythical piece was Mahler’s first four-movement purely instrumental symphony since his First as he engages with the formal conventions of the genre.


The production will also present:

A Classical Music Criticism Workshop Series by Umberto Nicoletti Altimari on the 7th of March



A Community Project led by Curiosa UK featuring music compositions and visual presentations on the 15th of March


LOCATION: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta