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The Cover
September 7, 2011

The Philharmonic

JAMA. 2011;306(9):914-915. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1237

The Belvedere Museum in Vienna evokes cognitive dissonance. A baroque 18th-century palace built by war hero Prince Eugene of Savoy, it now houses a large collection of 20th-century art. Among numerous dark German Expressionist paintings appears a massive three-panel painting bursting with color and motion. Depicted is a full orchestra conducted by . . . Gustav Mahler? Here converge the journeys of an artist, composer, painting, and musical hero.