Archive for the “The Mahler Project” category

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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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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New Mahler 2 from 1980

by Glenn on November 13, 2014

A little bit of insomnia so I wrapped myself in a down blanket (Portland has some serious “hey, ho, the wind and the rain” going on this morning) and sat down at the computer to write. While I wrote I (…)

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M9 | Sir Simon Rattle | Berliner Philharmoniker

by Glenn on August 9, 2014

Listen to enough Mahler and you will begin to notice that each conductor/performer tends to emphasize a certain approach to how the music should be played.  Leonard Bernstein heightens emotional content. Pierre Boulez values clarity. Iván Fischer, with his Budapest (…)

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