Unearthing Music Inspired by the U.S. National Parks

A Grotto Concert at the Moab Music Festival (Photo: Richard Bowditch)

When Gustav Mahler was composing his Symphony No. 3 in Steinbach am Attersee – part of Austria’s spectacular Salzkammergut lake district – the young conductor Bruno Walter paid him a visit. As Walter stepped off the ferry boat, Mahler saw that his guest was gazing up at the cragged, limestone mountains which provided a dramatic backdrop to the lakefront. Continue reading “Unearthing Music Inspired by the U.S. National Parks”