Monday, October 18, 2010

Gustav Mahler's First Symphony ("Titan") Finale Performed by the Korean Symphony Orchestra, Directed by Eun-Sung Park

"This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Mahler," Robert Badger reminds us in his post on "one of the last really great Romantic Austro-German symphonists" — On the Mahler Trail.

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Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

"The Symphony is like the world. It must contain everything." -- Mahler

I liked an old cartoon I once saw, referring to his Eighth Symphony. It showed an enormous crowd on stage, with Mahler at the podium. Someone informs him that there is no one to play for, as all the members in the audience are needed to play the zillions of parts in the symphony.

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Grandiose doesn't begin to describe Mahler. In fact, I felt the need to post some baroque chamber music for balance -- Wouter Verschuren and Kathryn Cok Perform Giovanni Antonio Bertoli's Sonata Settima and Nikolaus von Krufft's Grande Sonate Adagio.

2:32 PM  

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