FOR THE LOVE OF ALMA MAHLER

A play about composer Gustav Mahler and his wife Alma. Alma’s name has been linked romantically with many famous men both during and after her marriage to Mahler, among them Gustav Klimt and architect Walter Gropius (of the Bauhaus). Alma reluctantly came to realize that a musical career of her own would not be possible and threw herself into the role of muse. She believed her devotion to her husband’s music was a commitment to history.

Musical Director Ross Edwards arranged the Mahler music and composed piano music based on the early compositions of Alma Mahler. Well known as an Australian composer Edward’s oboe concerto was performed in New York in February 2005 with the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Centre.

CAST 4 men · 4 women · 1 diva · 8 musicians
SETTING Vienna · 1890s–1911

WENDY BECKETT
Playwright.
© 2016 WENDY BECKETT