Review of the Chicago premiere of Mahler’s Symphony Nº. 5, 1907.
Symphony No. 1 in D major “Titan” (1884-88 rev. 1906)
- III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Leonard Bernstein; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Recorded: October 9, 1987
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor
Zubin Mehta (conductor), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major “Titan” - IV. Stuermisch bewegt-Energisch
Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”: II. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich. Nie Eilen
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic
|—||Simon Rattle on hearing his first Mahler Symphony, aged 10. (via shyambhatt)|
Bernstein conducts Mahler
Revelge from Gustav Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
"Ach Bruder jetzt bin ich geschossen,
Die Kugel hat mich schwer getroffen,
Trag mich in mein Quartier,
Tralali, Tralalei, Tralala,
Es ist nicht weit von hier.
Ach Bruder, ich kann dich nicht tragen,
Die Feinde haben uns geschlagen,
Helf dir der liebe Gott;
Tralali, Tralalei, Tralala,
Ich muß marschieren bis in Tod.”
Mahler - Symphony No. 2 `Auferstehung`
Mahler 4 autograph score - with his markings in colored pencil and white-out, made as he was listening to it being played for the first time! This thing is the most valuable item in a great little exhibition at Carnegie Hall’s Rose Museum. Other highlights include Brahms’ cigarette roller, Beethoven’s original sketch for the Ode to Joy theme from B9, and a page from Wozzeck.
Leonard Bernstein conducts Wiener Philharmoniker. Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor Mov. III, “Scherzo: Schattenhaft”.
"Bernstein is buried with a copy of Mahler’s Fifth lying across his heart."
Little Mahler with the mighty force.
Little Mahler the great musical imagination.
Little Mahler, whose gigantic power makes other conductors look like pygmies.
|—||A review of Mahler’s first appearance in Cleveland as conductor of the New York Philharmonic in 1910 (via mahleriana)|
This weekend wcfsymphony returns to Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony, a decade [to the weekend] after we last performed it. That occasion was my first performance of a full symphony by this composer, about whom I had already written extensively while in school. In the intervening 10 years I’ve continued to traverse Mahler’s music with wcfsymphony, documenting our experiences as we go.
In an earlier post I shared one of only three extant audio clips of Mahler performing, a set of Welte-Mignon piano rolls he recorded at Leipzig’s Welte & Sohne studios in 1905. Here is another recording of Mahler playing his own work – the second of his Songs of a Wayfarer – at that same session. [mp3] Fifteen years earlier the composer had drawn upon this very song for much of the musical material of the First Symphony’s opening movement.