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Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:07:22 AM »
I thought now that the Strauss comparison is coming to a close, I would set up the thread for the next Blind Comparison, continuing the series for the Mahler symphonies, now arriving at his first.

I have selected 24 recordings for the comparison, and to begin with, there will be 3 different groups each with 8 different performances of an extract from the first movement.

If you would like to take part, please just post a message here to let me know! The links for the first part of the comparison will be sent out next week.

Judging from the recordings selected, I think this is going to be a thrilling comparison!! :D
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 10:37:25 AM »
You can certainly count me in. :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 10:48:04 AM »
Yessir!

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 12:10:51 PM »
Great to have you two on board! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 12:26:25 PM »
Hand raised.

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 12:27:05 PM »
Another participant.
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 12:48:16 PM »
Great to have both of you on board too, Johan and Jim! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012, 01:38:23 PM »
I'll at least try - though studies and thinking of them might take up too much time.
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2012, 10:26:04 PM »
i'm in for gustav!

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 02:02:34 AM »
Sounds interesting. I'd like to give it a try. :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 03:06:59 AM »
Great to have you here, and welcome to the 'Blind Comparison' projects! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 03:27:16 AM »
In. :D

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 03:42:54 AM »
I'll play.

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 03:47:17 AM »
Just looked at my collection of a million days worth of music on my iTunes, and only a single Mahler 1 is in there  :o

...so, changed my mind, I'll also play, a piece I know well, but only several recordings. I hope the Mahlerians go easy on me when I pick Boulez to win every Mahler comparison  :P  8)

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 03:49:55 AM »
Great to have you, John, Sarge and Greg!

Just looked at my collection of a million days worth of music on my iTunes, and only a single Mahler 1 is in there  :o

...so, changed my mind, I'll also play, a piece I know well, but only several recordings. I hope the Mahlerians go easy on me when I pick Boulez to win every Mahler comparison  :P  8)

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2012, 04:08:43 AM »
Of course I'm in. It's Mahler with the Baton in the Drawing Room! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2012, 04:30:30 AM »
Great to have you here, Neal! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2012, 05:30:24 AM »
Please count me in  :P This blind test is so interesting

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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 06:54:11 AM »
Please count me in  :P This blind test is so interesting

Great to have you! Glad you enjoy the blind comparisons! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: Mahler Symphony no.1
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2012, 06:56:01 AM »
I'm seriously considering holding a Flight of the Bumblebee comparison. I have about 85-90 different versions, can't wait to find out who holds the greatest performance of this insect-inspired masterpiece!