Started by Greta, May 01, 2007, 08:06:38 PM
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Quote from: MahlerTitan on May 01, 2007, 08:15:50 PMYay! Finally a thread about Mahler.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 02, 2007, 03:53:44 AMIt's...it's, so quiet here, so peaceful! Are we sure this is a Mahler thread?
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 02, 2007, 03:53:44 AMIt's...it's, so quiet here, so peaceful! Are we sure this is a Mahler thread? Sarge
Quote from: Harry on May 02, 2007, 05:24:37 AMShe will have some serious talking, my fellow posters.
Quote from: karlhenning on May 02, 2007, 05:59:51 AMAlthough the two pieces are perfectly distinct 'sound planets' . . . there is a recurring horn-call in the third movement of the Shostakovich Tenth Symphony which recalls the opening of Das Lied von der Erde. Das Lied von der Erde is one of those rare Mahler works which captivated me completely on the first hearing.
Quote from: Greta on May 01, 2007, 10:30:30 PMAnd only about Mahler! And of course, the Adagietto is sublime, it seems to breathlessly hover on the edge of another world. One of the most beautiful adagios I can think of.
Quote from: Greta on May 01, 2007, 10:30:30 PMThe harp is used so elegantly. In some recordings this movement is interpreted more painfully, but here it floats effortlessly to heaven. I'm thinking I should get a Bernstein recording, as he loved this symphony so much, but I'm wondering how he approached this movement especially. It could easily become sappy and wallowing (and far too slow). For me this one is just right when it walks that very fine line.
Quote from: Greta on May 01, 2007, 10:30:30 PMAnd only about Mahler! I wonder if he was thinking of his love for Alma in writing the Adagietto, there seems to be some debate on this among scholars. There is an anecdote I've seen that he wrote it to her as a love letter, with no words, but it's apparently not corroborated in her writings.
Quote from: Greta on May 03, 2007, 02:35:32 AMNow tell me...is Zander's 6th really this good? High Fidelity ReviewTelarc SACD, and with the Philharmonia, stunning I'm sure. Comes with an extra disc of lecture too. Lot of hype around Zander, this reviewer says: "After being swept along by his enthusiasm, you too may begin to wonder if Zander isn't the next Bernstein." High praise indeed.
Quote from: karlhenning on May 03, 2007, 06:28:57 AMVery interesting, Sarge, thank you!
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 03, 2007, 06:26:09 AMTimings for the versions of the Andante that I own:Karajan 17:10Zander 16:23Bernstein 16:16Bertini 16:16 Barbirolli 16:03Solti 15:34Sanderling 14:53Boulez 14:47Chailly 14:40Szell 13:30Kubelik 11:35
Quote from: Drasko on May 03, 2007, 06:44:33 AMSinopoli 19:53
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