Gustav Mahler was a notorious lover of the great outdoors. In the summers between 1908 and 1910, he retreated to a composing hut in the Dolomites where he would write such works as the Symphony no. 9, the unfinished Tenth and Das Lied von der Erde. Clearly, the arresting surrounding scenery, long walks and fresh air were ideal for allowing his creativity to flourish. It’s no wonder: in the words of Mahler, the Dolomites is the kind of place that “sets your soul and body at ease”.
The Sounds of the Dolomites festival takes place every summer in Trentino, and combines music and nature like never before. Here, concerts take place not in traditional auditoriums, but in the mountains themselves.