Archive for the “Listening to Mahler” category

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 | Christoph von Dohnányi | Cleveland Orchestra

by Glenn on January 1, 2020

With the prospect of the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Concert still ahead today, some music with a Viennese quality seemed appropriate while trying to bring order to a chaotic home office. Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is the least angsty of (…)

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Epic Mahlerthon

by Glenn on July 17, 2017

A long July 4 holiday weekend provided an opportunity for an epic first—an attempt to listen to all the symphonies of Gustav Mahler in a short period of time. A Mahlerthon. And to celebrate the freedom of our country, I (…)

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Symphony Study No. 61 | Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Resurrection”

by Glenn on June 3, 2017

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Resurrection” Allegro maestoso Andante moderato In quietly flowing motion Urlicht (Primal Light): Very Solemn, but simple In the tempo of the scherzo—Allegro energico—slow, misterioso first complete performance: 4 March 1895 | (…)

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Mahler’s Resurrection

by Glenn on March 27, 2016

I can’t quite call it a tradition, yet, but for the second straight year I was awake early on Easter Sunday and listened to Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection.” I revisited a favorite video recording by Bernard Haitink and the (…)

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Mahler’s First is not the “Titan” | Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Lintu

by Glenn on January 16, 2016

This morning, I was able to listen to a new recording of Mahler’s First Symphony, by Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. I enjoyed the experience and was interested in how others perceived it.

Remembering Pierre Boulez | Mahler 5 and the Vienna Philharmonic

by Glenn on January 9, 2016

Pierre Boulez died this week at the age of 90. He was an extraordinarily gifted musician who had a long and successful career as both a composer and a conductor. One thing I didn’t know was that he followed Leonard (…)

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Mahler 4 | Bernard Haitink | Berliner Philharmoniker

by Glenn on January 1, 2016

For the last CD of 2015, I returned to a delightful performance of a favorite work : Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Bernard Haitink.

The “Resurrection” on Resurrection Sunday

by Glenn on April 7, 2015

I dream of the day that the worship at church is more inspiring and less painful. It seems to me that more worship is ruined by a sound person who is hearing impaired and/or wants other people to be hearing (…)

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Music for Tax Season

by Glenn on March 22, 2015

It’s tax season. I know, I should be checking my NCAA bracket and living and dying with each game, but I didn’t actually fill out a bracket. No, no March Madness for me. It’s tax season so I’m getting our (…)

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Mahler 9 | ensemble mini | joolz gale

by Glenn on March 16, 2015

Note: I have included some audio examples in this post. They are small samples of larger works included here for educational purposes in the spirit of fair use. I have purchased and own the recordings that are included here. For (…)

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Abbado, von Karajan, Rattle via Duggan

by Glenn on February 24, 2015

I’ve listened to a particular recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony several times over the last couple of weeks. It’s a recording made in September of 1999 by Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Mahler 5 by Wyn Morris and the Symphonica of London

by Glenn on January 3, 2015

awkward tempos in an abundance of reverb this was very odd I was awake early, so I thought I would christen the New Year with a little Mahler. Two nights ago I found a “new to me” Mahler 5 by (…)

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