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Offline Daverz

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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5140 on: August 20, 2022, 05:06:13 PM »
How bad does the Ančerl Gold release sound? Asking because there's a local record store that has it for I think $3 and I was thinking of driving over there to buy it today.

Sounds good to me, but I haven't heard the older "postage stamp" version.  I'll note that the latter can be streamed on Qobuz:

https://open.qobuz.com/album/ga6sbhlf8036b



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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5141 on: August 24, 2022, 10:05:59 AM »
Listening live to the end of Mahler 2 with Simon Rattle and the LSO on BBC Radio 3. (The concert will be broadcast again on Sunday, 28 August.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_three

https://lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2022/08/24/2341/-/bbc-proms-2022-mahler-2.html

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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5142 on: September 13, 2022, 05:16:02 AM »
I purchased this thinking that it was this month's Gramophone. It was not. It is a Mahler special (I should have checked the price)  ::)
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5143 on: September 13, 2022, 08:24:25 AM »
I purchased this thinking that it was this month's Gramophone. It was not. It is a Mahler special (I should have checked the price)  ::)


I hope you're not too annoyed. For my part, I'd be happy to purchase it by mistake, and will probably seek it out.
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5144 on: September 13, 2022, 09:45:31 AM »
I hope you're not too annoyed. For my part, I'd be happy to purchase it by mistake, and will probably seek it out.
No, I'm fine with it - just that it's about twice the price of Gramophone. I'm sure that I'll enjoy reading it.
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5145 on: September 19, 2022, 06:42:52 AM »
I have to say I'm really loving the Osmo Vanska Mahler cycle on BIS. The M6 was revelatory to my ears. The M7 is amazing with it's delicacy and colors - a whole different way of hearing it. I'm hearing amazing details I've never heard before in the M3, M4, and M5. There are nice sharp attacks on the beats of various phrases - played with élan!

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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5147 on: October 01, 2022, 06:47:26 AM »
The autograph score of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 has been donated to... Cleveland.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/27/arts/music/mahler-resurrection-symphony-manuscript-cleveland-orchestra.html#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16643398988686&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2022%2F09%2F27%2Farts%2Fmusic%2Fmahler-resurrection-symphony-manuscript-cleveland-orchestra.html

I was under the impression the Kaplan Foundation owned the autograph score, I can't read the article since it's paywalled, the blurb says previous owner was "anonymous." Doing some Google searches brings up an incomplete provenance: https://mahlerfoundation.org/mahler/compositions/symphony-no-2/symphony-no-2-manuscript/

Edit: Kaplan Foundation auctioned it after Gilbert Kaplan's death, and the purchaser was Herbert G. Kloiber who donated it to Cleveland. https://www.broadwayworld.com/cleveland/article/The-Cleveland-Orchestra-Receives-Gift-Of-The-Autograph-Manuscript-Of-Gustav-Mahlers-Symphony-No-2-20220927
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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5148 on: October 01, 2022, 04:51:05 PM »
Wow, Seiji Ozawa's Mahler is stunning—or at least the two discs I have, the 2nd with the Saito Kinen and the 8th in Boston, are. I wonder why he's not more highly regarded as a Mahler conductor.

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Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Reply #5149 on: October 01, 2022, 06:51:44 PM »
I've always had a great deal of respect for Ozawa. Back in the '70's when WGBH was producing the Evening at Symphony broadcasts l would dutifully plunk myself down in front of our big old RCA TV, and prepare for the ensuing bliss. 😀

Along with Bernstein and Mehta, he introduced me to Mahler via his interpretation of Symphony No. 1, and he introduced me to Berlioz as well.

Ozawa may not be spoken of with the same reverence as other conductors, but in his work with Japanese musicians and his willingness to learn through the decades, he is more than worthy, imho.




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