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Beethoven 6

Today, for no good reason, I decided to listen to the Beethoven 6th symphony. My knowledge of Beethoven is sadly rather limited. This is pretty bad because Beethoven is like, the most important/one of the greatest composers ever, and I … Continue reading

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3 Shostakovich Symphonies you probably don’t know, but you should

Shostakovich’s symphony cycle might be the best known and, in my opinion, the best 20th century symphony cycle (Recognition to Sibelius and Vaughn Williams). As with all symphony cycles there are high points and low points. Being the Shostakovich nerd … Continue reading

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Gergiev: The Whole Orchestra

When I found this, I expected it to be simply Gergiev talking about the music of Gustav Mahler. But I got so much more. The first 50 seconds of this video might be one of the funniest things I’ve seen/heard … Continue reading

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Mahler 6: The Tragic Symphony

As great as a work Mahler’s sixth symphony is, I’m not sure if I was a conductor I would want to program it. The ending is so bleak and pessimistic. Not the kind of piece that should be used to … Continue reading

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Mahler 6: SA or AS?

This is the second of three posts related to Mahler’s sixth symphony, the Tragic, my personal favorite Mahler symphony. Like all his other symphonies, this one covers a massive emotional spectrum, and builds a world. This world, however, is realistic; … Continue reading

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Hammer Time: Percussion in Mahler 6

For whatever reason I’ve decided to a series of three articles on Mahler 6. Why? Because this is my blog and I can do what I want. Also, for whatever reason, the 6th is my favorite Mahler symphony, not because … Continue reading

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