Articles tagged 'Mahler'

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.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Mostly Symphonies 20.

Exuberant performances propel charming, uncomplicated music. Look beyond the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture and hear why later compatriots heralded Glinka as Russian music’s father.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Munich Streets and Statues

A brief trip put me in Munich just after Oktoberfest.

Why Mahler Should Rest

Even before the recent spate of double celebrations, marking 150 years since his birth and 100 years since his death, Gustav Mahler had gained celebrity far beyond his achievements, which are large in scope, yet shallow in musical integrity.

Why Mahler Should Rest

Even before the recent spate of double celebrations, marking 150 years since his birth and 100 years since his death, Gustav Mahler had gained celebrity far beyond his achievements, which are large in scope, yet shallow in musical integrity.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

String Theory 2: Violoncellos and Basses with Support

Canonici produces vivid playing, a wonder to behold. However, these modernist solos with their brutal snap pizzicatos, soaring harmonics, low growling and frenetic tremolos tend to blur together.

Mostly Symphonies 8. (Austro-Germanic)

History has not treated Wolfgang’s father well. Adulation for the son comes at the expense of the elder teacher, composer, violinist and impresario.

Mostly Symphonies 8. (Austro-Germanic)

History has not treated Wolfgang’s father well. Adulation for the son comes at the expense of the elder teacher, composer, violinist and impresario.

Haydn, Carter and Mahler at the BSO

When Elliott Carter ambled towards Symphony Hall’s proscenium to acknowledge the ovation for his Horn Concerto’s performance, it was hard to separate praise from encouragement.

Haydn, Carter and Mahler at the BSO

When Elliott Carter ambled towards Symphony Hall’s proscenium to acknowledge the ovation for his Horn Concerto’s performance, it was hard to separate praise from encouragement.