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27 Aug 2010

How we learned to start worrying and love Mahler

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/how-we-learned-to-start-worrying-and-love-mahler-2062962.html

By Jessica Duchen [The Independent, 27 August 2010]

On Gustav Mahler's 11th birthday, the story goes, a family friend asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. "Jesus Christ," said the lad. To the astonished "Why?" he replied: "Because I want to suffer for other people."

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