Articles tagged 'Mahler'

Mostly Symphonies 29: Keep Going, Keep Going… Two new Berio Sinfonias

Berio the finisher and arranger was asked to orchestrate several Mahler songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Knowing Sinfonia lurks around the corner, these songs take on an innocent, even archaic quality when we know the postmodern age is just moments away.

Mostly Symphonies 29: Keep Going, Keep Going… Two new Berio Sinfonias

Berio the finisher and arranger was asked to orchestrate several Mahler songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Knowing Sinfonia lurks around the corner, these songs take on an innocent, even archaic quality when we know the postmodern age is just moments away.

In 1908…

In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).

In 1908…

In 1908 Mahler (48) made his Metropolitan Opera debut in New York with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Jan. 1), wrote Das Lied von der Erde, and premiered his Seventh in Prague (Sep. 19).

Used Bin Troll Tweets U.

A sparkling, often virtuosic collection of Romantic and early-Modern sea pieces.

Used Bin Troll Tweets U.

A sparkling, often virtuosic collection of Romantic and early-Modern sea pieces.

Used Bin Troll Tweets M.

This wobbly No. 2 wouldn’t make any top-10 Mahler list, but the Twilight Zone composer’s Varèsian vignettes demand far more attention.

Used Bin Troll Tweets M.

This wobbly No. 2 wouldn’t make any top-10 Mahler list, but the Twilight Zone composer’s Varèsian vignettes demand far more attention.

Mostly Symphonies 27.

I’ve previously expressed impatience with Mahler’s First, however, this release bucks the trend doubly. First, this 2004 live performance is bright and energetic. Second, perhaps because this is a Hungarian effort and the symphony’s five-movement incarnation originally premiered in Budapest, Kocsis restores the Blumine movement.

Mostly Symphonies 27.

I’ve previously expressed impatience with Mahler’s First, however, this release bucks the trend doubly. First, this 2004 live performance is bright and energetic. Second, perhaps because this is a Hungarian effort and the symphony’s five-movement incarnation originally premiered in Budapest, Kocsis restores the Blumine movement.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 10.

The 89-minute documentary coalesces around the work that Barshai considered his most important: completing Bach’s Art of Fugue and producing a performing edition of Mahler’s Tenth.

Mostly Symphonies 25.

Until recently, Cerha’s Spiegel was easier to see than to hear.

Mostly Symphonies 25.

Until recently, Cerha’s Spiegel was easier to see than to hear.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 9.

In Svoboda’s wide-ranging homage, original bits may be recostumed or might lurk beneath contemporaneous texts.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 9.

In Svoboda’s wide-ranging homage, original bits may be recostumed or might lurk beneath contemporaneous texts.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

(Dis)Arrangements

The Four Seasons has been deftly mutilated… Richter never forgets that harmony lies at Vivaldi’s core, regardless of repetition or the solo line. I imagine that Hope must hereafter worry he might confuse one for the other in performance.

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.

Mostly Symphonies 23.

Presumably Russians have an emotional view into the symphony that Shostakovich began composing during the siege of Leningrad. Compared to his earlier recording, Gergiev is mellower, with the Mariinsky sounding warmer and more sensitive.