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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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