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The Two Gustavs - Mahler and Klimt Gavin Plumley Monday 11 November 2019


Gustav Klimt broke away from the imperially endorsed art institutions in Vienna in 1897 and founded The Secession - the same year that Gustav Mahler took charge of the Opera House in the city.  Comparing these two totemic fin de siecle talents, we place Klimt and Mahler in context, asking what fundamentally links and indeed, divides them.

Gavin is a writer and broadcaster, appearing on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and contributing to newspapers, magazines and opera and concert programmes worldwide. He lectures widely about the culture of Central Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries.