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« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2012, 05:31:46 AM »
Hmmm...looks as if this could be an interesting exercise, at least for those with time to participate -- and access to the blind files.  Where are they?

Daniel has to PM you.  This is the last day for pass 1, but if you can't participate pass 2 will begin soon and it will be more exciting since the chaff has already been separated from the wheat. :)

While you're at it you should take a look at the Haydn SQ blind listening that we did earlier this month.  It was alot of fun! :)

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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2012, 06:23:44 AM »
Here are my top five: A8, A7, A4, A2, A6

A1: Way too fast for me; seems to skim through the music.

A2: Broader tempo as well as sound than A1 but lacks a little bite.

A3: I like the urgency of the opening; a bit ragged at times and I'd prefer more heft.

A4: Weightier opening - like the growly drums! Really like the Alma theme.

A5: Didn't like this one much; seemed a bit stolid at times, a bit messy in Alma.

A6: This one was ok; liked the odd phrase here and there, but overall didn't make a huge impression.

A7: Heavy and relentless - I wouldn't have expected to like that kind of deliberate emphasis, sometimes on every note in the phrase, but I did. Relentless and macabre. I haven't listened to it in a while, but think I recognise this one - distinctive vocalisation.

A8: This one's so alive! Love how you get all the details in the separate voices but they still all come together as an organic whole - throughout the clip, but especially in the gloriously rich sound of the Alma section.
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2012, 06:44:54 AM »
Hmmm...looks as if this could be an interesting exercise, at least for those with time to participate -- and access to the blind files.  Where are they?

The group C files are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZo83V-6DrQ

Maybe you can take my place, David.

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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2012, 07:00:43 AM »
Thank you all for your votes. Shall be recorded and released tonight!!!!

Unless someone can think of a way to work around this, it looks like I won't be able to participate:




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Oh dear... I'm sorry about this Sarge. Is it alright if I try and solve the problem for Parts 2 and 3 so that you can participate in those? I will research a little into how else I can upload these files so that they can get to you.

Or - Sending you a PM with another suggestion now.
Hmmm...looks as if this could be an interesting exercise, at least for those with time to participate -- and access to the blind files.  Where are they?


Hello, David. As there are only a few hours left to vote in Part 1, do you want to skip this part and join for Part 2 and 3 (the finale)? If you think you will have a spare 40 minutes this evening to do a group though, please just let me know and I'll send you a link!

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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2012, 07:04:29 AM »
It's a pity I wasn't at home these past few hours, otherwise I would have had a solution to Sarge's problem. I would have downloaded the YouTube vid and uploaded it again to, say, Mediafire. Then Sarge could have downloaded it from there...
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« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2012, 07:07:05 AM »
It's a pity I wasn't at home these past few hours, otherwise I would have had a solution to Sarge's problem. I would have downloaded the YouTube vid and uploaded it again to, say, Mediafire. Then Sarge could have downloaded it from there...

There are 5 hours left... so, it would be amazing if you could do that, Johan! I am not sure how to use the software...  ???

But if you don't have the time, don't worry. :)
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #46 on: April 30, 2012, 07:12:06 AM »
There is a free programme YouTube Downloader (iirc)... I'll see what I can do. I am at my ex's place.
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« Reply #47 on: April 30, 2012, 07:15:15 AM »
There is a free programme YouTube Downloader (iirc)... I'll see what I can do. I am at my ex's place.

Don't worry about it, Johan. Sarge is going out to dinner anyway this evening (sorry for revealing your plans, Sarge! ;) ), so probably won't have the time to do it. I shall make sure to use this method for the next parts though.

Thank you anyway, Johan! :)
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #48 on: April 30, 2012, 07:16:30 AM »
There is a free programme YouTube Downloader (iirc)... I'll see what I can do. I am at my ex's place.

You may be going to a lot of trouble for nothing, Johan. We're going out to dinner this evening. I'm not sure I'll have enough time to listen to them properly. I think I should skip this round.

Edit: just saw MAD's message.

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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2012, 07:18:55 AM »
I had just downloaded the programme to my ex's computer... OK, use it next time, Daniel. And have a great night out, Sarge!
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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2012, 07:21:02 AM »
I had just downloaded the programme to my ex's computer... OK, use it next time, Daniel. And have a great night out, Sarge!

Sorry... Johan! Thank you anyway. :)
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« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2012, 08:28:24 AM »
I'm counting down to the big reveal, this is exciting!! :)

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« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2012, 08:45:11 AM »
I'm counting down to the big reveal, this is exciting!! :)

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« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2012, 11:59:28 AM »
VOTING FOR PART 1 HAS NOW FINISHED

Thank you to all of those that voted, I hope you enjoyed the first part of the survey!
Results shall be posted tommorow afternoon! Looking forward to revealing them to you... :)
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« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2012, 12:02:29 PM »
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« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2012, 12:17:32 PM »
I definitely hope in this comparison the Karajan recording will score higher than in the Schumann one. :)
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2012, 06:40:07 PM »
The group C files are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZo83V-6DrQ

Maybe you can take my place, David.
Thanks for the link, Sarge. I'm too late for the show, but I'm interested in hearing them blind and seeing what I think--and how that compares with others' choices. Hope Daniel got a solution for you.

Hello, David. As there are only a few hours left to vote in Part 1, do you want to skip this part and join for Part 2 and 3 (the finale)? If you think you will have a spare 40 minutes this evening to do a group though, please just let me know and I'll send you a link!
Thanks, Daniel -- I would like the links for 2 & 3 and look forward to hearing what you put on part 1 when I get around to it.

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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2012, 06:42:46 AM »
Thanks, Daniel -- I would like the links for 2 & 3 and look forward to hearing what you put on part 1 when I get around to it.
Will send them along once uploaded, David. Glad you want to take part! :)
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2012, 06:50:09 AM »
Quote from: madaboutmahler on Today at 17:42:46
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Re: Mahler 6 Blind Comparison: Impressions and Votes
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2012, 07:33:38 AM »
I suppose I should probably post the results now then! ;)  ;D
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