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Arbitrary Countdowns: Top 10 Most Beautiful Pieces

Beautiful is a word that gets overused way too much in music for me. It gets used to describe almost any slow, generally tonal piece of music, which bothers me, mostly because I think there should be a special realm … Continue reading

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PSO: Mahler 5

Today I got to see my local Portland Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 5 Symphony. My mom wanted to go with me, but I made her take me to the pre-concert lecture, and the post-concert Q and A with the conductor. … Continue reading

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Barenboim: Mahler 5

I recently posted a video of Claudio Abbado doing Mahler 5. Why am I posting another video of the same symphony? Because this version is so blisteringly amazing!! In short, Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony play the balls off the … Continue reading

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Listen to this: Mahler 5, Abbado

I’m not a huge fan of Abbado’s conducting, but I do like his interpretation, overall, of Mahler 5. The first two movements sound the best I’ve ever heard them sound. There are so many subtle things that I was able … Continue reading

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