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The Mahler Symphonies Guided Tour - Why Out Of Order?

It took some years for this concept to click with me as a child, but I finally worked out one day that if I ate the vegetables on the plate and then the meat, it would always mean that the ending of the meal was more enjoyable than the beginning. 945 more words

There Are So Many Oceans

I can’t remember how or when Mahler’s 9th Symphony became so closely associated, “in my mind,” with the Bay Area or to that part of my narrative where I ended up out here. 311 more words

Notes To Self

Diocletian and His Cabbages

Last night I attended a concert given by a youth orchestra in London at the Barbican, and caught up with the conductor for a cup of tea just before (well, he is my brother). 472 more words

General Irrelevance

89- Antiphony II

I could just see your face.

You were savage, blazing

in “Schalltrichter auf”

In that screaming height:

You found your fierce, leaping joy there.

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Adieu to Charlotte and Clarence

Each year, round about now, the COC stages a lunchtime concert or two featuring departing members of the Ensemble Studio singing music that has special meaning for them.   343 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A Little Piece of (Gustav Mahler)

In recent academic study, I’ve stumbled upon a seemingly blatant comparison between the late Romantic composition style of Gustav Mahler and market-pruned metal pioneers, Avenged Sevenfold. 920 more words


Classical Gas In The Rain

What? I don’t even know what you might be intending there. My car takes regular. You know how it is when you feel verklempty and that you’re undoubtedly in some obscure sense shirking some sense of duty you might have to something you half think you should be doing? 326 more words