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Offline MISHUGINA

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Re: Favourite parts of Mahler 5?
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 06:22:49 AM »
There is probably no other movement that has so much duality and conflict as the 2nd movement. Yeah call me weird, but I love that movement best. That doesn't mean the rest of the movement are least interesting to heard anyways.
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Re: Favourite parts of Mahler 5?
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 06:43:53 AM »
better than when i took my dad to see it...... he's like, "i don't know...."

I had fairly good luck with my parents. They didn't complain too bitterly when I forced them to attend every Mahler concert in Cleveland and Akron during the 70s- They heard 1. 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Sometimes they even enjoyed it  ;D  I remember Dad got a kick out of the near-Meistersinger quotes in the Finale of the Seventh. He was grinning from ear to ear when I looked over at him. That was during my evangelical phase, when I was trying to make a Mahler convert out of everyone. I've mellowed since then, passing the torch on to you young dudes.

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the phone rings and somebody says,
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Bonehelm

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Re: Favourite parts of Mahler 5?
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 09:16:58 PM »
I repeatedly listened to the Scherzo, and can make no sense out of it so far. All other movements seem to enjoyable...

Have heard late Bernstein, Abbado, Karajan, Mehta and Rattle.

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Re: Favourite parts of Mahler 5?
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 09:39:22 PM »
This is an unfair comment to make, but what I'd like to say is Mahler desperately needed an editor.

      I disagree as well. Climaxes are only worth as much as you prepare for them - the ending of the scherzo (my favorite movement) is proof of that. The french horn writing is terrifically entertaining and diabolical in this movement. I especially enjoy the part near the end where he works the orchestra into a frothy frenzy, cuts out for the solo horn, and then brings the whole orchestra back - what a catastrophe! And then just when the symphony seems resigned to yet another failure, Mahler opts for the surprise major ending! What a rousing finale to the second part!

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Re: Favourite parts of Mahler 5?
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008, 09:43:33 PM »
      Incidentally, I also enjoy the Adagietto, but it depends on who does it; the performers often try to make it too "hot," per se, but I prefer it more beautiful than passionate. Maazel comes close here.