Assembly Hall, Charter School
In August 1910, the great composer Gustav Mahler, terrified that his wife was about to leave him for a younger man, arranged to see Sigmund Freud in an attempt to save his marriage. The two men met at Leyden in Holland and talked for over four hours, the longest therapeutic session Freud ever gave. The conversation changed Mahler's life and, probably, Freud's as well. Drawing on a transcript taken by one of Freud's disciples, Norman Lebrecht pieces together exactly what was said that day between two men of genius.