Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony (Excerpts) Performed by the Siam Philharmonic Directed by Somtow Sucharitkul

Leonard Bernstein said that "only after we have experienced all this through the smoking ovens of Auschwitz, the frantically bombed jungles of Vietnam, through Hungary, Suez, the Bay of Pigs, the farce-trial of Sinyavsky and Daniel, the refueling of the Nazi machine, the murder in Dallas, the arrogance of South Africa, the Hiss-Chambers travesty, the Trotskyite purges, Black Power, Red Guards, the Arab encirclement of Israel, the plague of McCarthyism, the Tweedledum armaments race—only after all this can we finally listen to Mahler’s music and understand that it foretold all," quoted Philip Kennicott — Defacing the Score.

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