The Gustav Mahler Music Festival in Dobbiaco
Every year there is an amazing programme of musical events in the Tre Cime area during The Gustav Mahler Music Festival, held in July at the Dobbiaco Grand Hotel Cultural Centre just five minutes' walk from the Hotel Union. Under the care of Artistic Director Josef Lanz, this two-week festival dedicated to the famous Bohemian composer presents an audience of music-lovers with a rich programme of concerts, conferences and educational concerts. The programme is completed by the recording competition "Casetta di composizione di Dobbiaco" and the "Protocollo Mahler". Completely absorbed by his career as an orchestral conductor and director of various opera theatres in the world's major cities, Gustav Mahler yearned for the tranquillity of the countryside and spent his summers by the Attersee or the Wörthersee and, from 1908, also here in Dobbiaco, where he began work on his 9th Symphony, the unfinished 10th Symphony and his famous work "Das Lied von der Erde".