Describe your collection for visitors to your site.
The Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphonies--a Digital Repository is intended for a specific audience of the mentally ill, the musically inclined children, and the elderly, since the stories the symphonies tell, through orchestral color, oftentimes telll of not only how beautiful life is, but also describes a conquering over death and how beautiful Mahle rimagined death to be. The targeted audiences I described does include a sense of synesthesia for those people who are inclinced to use their imaginations.
The artwork, conductors, and nature photography on the program notes within jewel cases of the CDs are designed to enhanace the music and the mood of the listener and visitor of the Mahler collection. I have includued approximately 35 items in my digital repository from a variety of influences and interpretators, especially those of Leonard Bernstein conductor/musician/mentor (1912-1990) who lead the resurrgence of Gustav Mahler's Music during the 1950's through the 1960's and taught many others, especially children, of the history of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) with the asistance of the New York Philharmonic iin the United States. Bernstein formulated such TV broadcasts as "The Young People's Concerts" among other television series. This lead to the last four decades of conductors, such as Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Prof. Emerita Margery Deutsch (UW-Milwaukee), Seiji Ozawa, Bernhard Haitink, among others to lead the charge for the future generations to follow. Most of Mahler's music is now being performed by EUropean conductors, some of which now live in the United States and conduct American Orchestras.
I hope that this digital repository about Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) sparks on interest in your curiousity and creates a sense of syesthesia for everyone, especially those individuals within my targeted audience. Thank you.