May 20 2011
NDR Sinfonieorchester & The Young ClassX Projektorchester
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
A play on the German word "mahlwerk," or grinding machine, Mahl/er/werk is an apt title for this kaleidoscopic remix. The work comprises hundreds of fragments from Mahler’s symphonic oeuvre, all in their original keys, tempos, and orchestrations, pieced together in a 21st century context.
The piece is dedicated to Alfred Schnittke.