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mahlertitan

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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2007, 10:29:35 PM »
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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2007, 11:59:15 AM »
I think Chailly with the KCO is one of the best as far as the 3d concerned. This whole set of the symphonies is outstanding, great sound. In another thread I mentioned the last movement of the third as one of the most beautiful adagio's I know.

By the way Heather, did you know that Mahler quotes Beethoven in this wonderful adagio of the 3td symphony (Beethoven, String Quartet 16 op. 135 3. Lento assai)?

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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2007, 01:12:36 PM »
Who was it that described the ending of the penultimate movement of the 4th as 'the opening of the gates of heaven'?

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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2008, 05:37:02 PM »
Does he do anything that's not so tasteless ?

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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2008, 06:28:51 PM »
Does he do anything that's not so tasteless ?
Whoa! Christi said something that makes sense  ;D

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Re: Mahler - Third and Fourth Symphonies
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2008, 12:51:10 AM »
I've never heard the 3rd but have heard a lot of 4ths. The key to the 4th is not just the conductor but the soprano, who many think should sound like a child (but I don't necessarily agree)

So here are the versions that I would recommend with the following caveats:

Best child like voice - Netania Devrath



Best first three movments - (the 4th movement with Judith Raskin ruins the whole performance - Szell



My two top choices:

Bruno Walter



..and Walter Klemperer


Cheers

Holden