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Offline TheGSMoeller

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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #4680 on: May 28, 2020, 03:40:31 AM »
Hurwitz is a funny man...


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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #4681 on: May 28, 2020, 11:34:45 AM »
Hurwitz is a funny man...

While I can't debate any of his criticisms of Svetlanov's cycle (Hurwitz is actually spot on), I still enjoy its eccentricities (the extremely broad tempos in particular). I just wish the sonics weren't so unbalanced especially the vocal contributions.

I've been enjoying the Hurwitzer's YouTube series...maybe because he so often mirrors my own taste. His top Schubert Ninth (Szell/Cleveland) is mine. He mentions Chailly, Solti and Bernstein in his review of the Mahler Sixth,, all my favorites too. And Maazel and Chailly along with Lenny, are among those chosen for the Mahler Fourth. I couldn't agree more.

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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #4682 on: May 28, 2020, 01:12:02 PM »
Certain works you can love so much it seems that no conductor can ruin it absolutely.
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #4683 on: May 28, 2020, 01:51:03 PM »
While I can't debate any of his criticisms of Svetlanov's cycle (Hurwitz is actually spot on)...

What's the saying about a stopped watch being right twice a day?