August 25, 4pm – Mahler’s Titan and On Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer: Two Documentary Films by Jason Starr
The Colorado MahlerFest presents Jason Starr’s two newest movies in their regional premiere.
Jason Starr has become widely known for his movies about Mahler. Starr’s newest movies had not been released when MahlerFest performed the first symphony in 2019 but now you can see the first showing of the movies outside of New York City! Starr will be in attendance and will answer questions after the showing.
New documentaries by Jason Starr focus on two of Gustav Mahler’s early works.
MAHLER’S TITAN: The Romance, Death and Triumph of a Young Musician details the extraordinary circumstances around which Mahler wrote what many consider the greatest first symphony of any composer.
ON MAHLER’S SONGS OF A WAYFARER reveals the personal romantic turmoil that inspired the composer’s first masterpiece.
Musical examples in both films are performed by Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Neeme Järvi; Thomas Hampson sings the Wayfarer Songs.