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Mahler 9th & Adagio

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Herbert von Karajan.

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Two Observations

TWO OBSERVATIONS together only because I wrote them in pencil in the end-papers of a book. (Middlemarch by George Eliot):

These wispy things—clouds—gathering around the hard geometry of the city buildings and their silhouettes. 65 more words

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Morlot's intimate view of Mahler's panoramic Third in Seattle

My latest review has now been posted on Bachtrack:

With the seemingly boundless D major chord that ends Mahler’s Third Symphony as final benediction, the departing audience encountered a series of suspended chimes in gentle tintinnabulation: part of a recent installation in Benayoya Hall’s grand lobby by Trimpin, Seattle Symphony’s composer-in-residence.
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Andris Nelsons' Farewell Concerts

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Thursday 18th June, 7.30pm

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Listening of the Week: Mahler Symphonies by Gergiev/LSO


I love Mahler. He is definitely one of my top favorite composers. Mahler always seems to transport me to another place; a musical, sonic heaven, perhaps. 114 more words

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Mahler: Hammering Home a Lesson On Fate (Sorry)

In 1865, Gustav Mahler’s mother Marie asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A martyr,” he answered. He was five. And while this statement gave a pretty clear indication of just how happy-go-lucky the man would be in adulthood, it’s clear that he was already more jaded at that age than I am at twenty-eight. 1,035 more words

Andris Nelsons' Farewell Concerts

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm

Featuring

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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