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His Laugh

Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde—a brief introduction — Audiophilia
Gustav Mahler with his student and protegé, Bruno Walter
“The dourness and severity of Mahler's mouth are, nevertheless, immediately transformed into their opposite when anything excites his good-natured and humorous laughter. You cannot imagine a more naive, hearty, Homerically boisterous laugh than his. Often, if I hear him laughing in the next room or wherever, even without knowing why, I have to laugh aloud myself -- so convincing and infectious are his salvoes of merriment." 

—Natalie Bauer-Lechner

credit: Mahler Foundation

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