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Aspect Chamber Music Series Presents: Alma Mahler--Muse or Monster?
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Aspect Chamber Music Series Presents: Alma Mahler--Muse or Monster?

Morningside Heights

Wed, May 18, 2022 7:30 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed May 18, 7:30 AM EDT)

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The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.

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Free drinks provided at this groupmuse
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It was the litany of lovers and husbands in what he described as ‘the juiciest, spiciest, raciest obituary that it has ever been my pleasure to read,’ that inspired Tom Lehrer’s famous song about Alma Mahler, whose lyrics include the lines ‘Her lovers were many and varied, from the day she began her beguine. There were three famous ones whom she married, and God knows how many between.’ Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel was not one of those celebrated beauties who retained her allure into old age. Color film footage of her from the 1950s presents a raddled and formidable matron. In photographs taken of her in her prime, we can admire her flawless profile and magnificent bosom. Were these features enough to fascinate a small army of gifted men? In an evening of chamber music and songs, including some by the lady herself, we shall explore the enigma of Alma Mahler and the impact she had on the culture and music of her time.

Our friends at Aspect have made 30 tickets available at 50% discount to our Groupmuse community members! Tickets include complimentary wine and a lecture in tandem with the performance.

Visit the Aspect Chamber Music Series website.

Program

Rebecca Ringle Kamarei Voice: Mezzo Soprano
Michelle Ross Violinst And Composer
Bryan Wagorn Piano
Brook Speltz Cello
Adam Golka

Songs by Alma and Gustav Mahler
Zemlinsky - 3 Pieces for cello and piano
Korngold - Piano Trio, Op. 1

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Attendees

Arno Schmidt
Betsy Imershein
DeeAnne Hunstein
Barbara McOwen