Started by Greta, May 01, 2007, 08:06:38 PM
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Quote from: MahlerTitan on May 03, 2007, 07:50:58 PMis it me, or do any of you also find the second movement of Mahler's 7th symphony "nachtmusik I" addictive. I probably listened to that single movement hundreds of times, and i still find it fascinating.
Quote from: Marc on May 03, 2007, 08:47:19 AMThe 4th is my favourite symphony, and I like Kubelik's approach very much. The slow movement is taking him around 18 minutes, which is .... way too slow! Nevertheless he's rather quick, compared to many others.
Quote from: Marc on May 03, 2007, 08:47:19 AMFrom what I know, Mahler once wrote to Natalie Bauer-Lechner that the entire 4th symphony should last around 45 minutes!Kubelik's performance lasts 52 minutes, he's (again) rather fast compared to many others.In his autograph score Mahler has written down the amount of minutes that the movements should last: 15-10-11-8! (At least scholars assume that's what he meant by writing down these figures.)
Quote from: Marc on May 03, 2007, 08:47:19 AMI also like Haitink's very slow Adagietto with the Berliner, because it's played in an intense way.But, to be honest, I prefer Barshai.
Quote from: Marc on May 03, 2007, 11:44:46 PMI totally understand. But I do have my 'own' addictive single Mahler movements. If you do not mind, I'd like to share them with you. Second symphony: Finale (but 'only' the final chorus: Aufersteh'n, ja, aufersteh'n ..... I still - after all those years of listening - get very emotional at the point where the choir is singing: "Sterben werd' ich um zu leben!")Fifth symphony: Third movement (Scherzo).Seventh symphony: First movement.Tenth symphony: Adagio in F sharp (first movement).
Quote from: MahlerTitan on May 03, 2007, 07:50:58 PMis it me, or do any of you also find the second movement of Mahler's 7th symphony "nachtmusik I" addictive.
Quote from: karlhenning on May 04, 2007, 04:59:27 AMWhy, you lads almost convince me to break out a recording of the Mahler Seventh!
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 04, 2007, 05:03:05 AMWe Mahlerites continue to pray for you, Karl, and we have faith that eventually you'll see the Light and come worship at the altar with us Seriously, the Seventh is worth investigating even if you don't end up with any significant appreciation.Sarge
Quote from: karlhenning on May 04, 2007, 05:12:11 AM(* Gee, I wonder if Borders has the Dover score for the Mahler Seventh . . . . *)
Quote from: Marc on May 03, 2007, 10:36:24 AM ?? That's THE approach! Liked it. Take your time with the argumentation.
Quote from: Greta on May 04, 2007, 06:19:20 AMI've also been dangerously addicted to the 1st movement of the 3rd...I'd give anything to hear those symphonies live!!
Quote from: greg on May 04, 2007, 07:23:58 AMunlikely, unless it's a big Borders.... (but still possible)
Quote from: karlhenning on May 04, 2007, 07:32:04 AMThe Borders on School Street, in terms of the Dover scores they carry, is but a shell of its former self.Neither the School Street nor the Boylston Street store has this 'un.And of course, the Boston Music Company is long gone . . . .
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on May 02, 2007, 12:35:06 PMI doubt the Adagietto was a musical love letter. The Adagietto and the Lieder Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen share themes and to my ears express the same feelings. It seems a very strange way to profess love by using a song that says, "I have lost track of the world with which I used to waste much time...I am dead to the world...I live alone in my heaven, in my loving, in my song."...Sarge
Quote from: Greta on May 01, 2007, 10:30:30 PMHis themes are really beautiful here. Those passionate cries full of chromaticism after the opening march, wow, it simply explodes. Truly amazing writing. It's very interesting how he's in minor, and then will suddenly have a fanfare (the one at the end of that first big outburst) end on major chords, like the dark side's devilish false triumph.
Quote from: Greta on May 04, 2007, 09:25:46 AMMine is on its way from Amazon Marketplace for ~$10. We should have a GMG M7 Listening Party!
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