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Old 01-18-2018, 08:17 PM   #1
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Lightbulb What are you watching now?

Some years back the BBC ran an excellent series on the great composers - some are available on Youtube and I'm watching 'Mahler'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBNFRzdkIM
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Here is the Beethoven episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNoZw6Im86k
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Thanks for posting those documentaries Peter, I must confess , I haven't explored Mahler in depth, but found the documentary most beautiful and very moving. I shall listening and study his music a bit more now.
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Thanks for posting those documentaries Peter, I must confess , I haven't explored Mahler in depth, but found the documentary most beautiful and very moving. I shall listening and study his music a bit more now.
Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27. Let me know if you'd like any other Mahler recommendations.



And the 8th symphony finale, try from 2'00 - amazing performance from Simon Rattle and The National youth orchestra.

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Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27. Let me know if you'd like any other Mahler recommendations.


Thanks Peter, shall listen this afternoon.
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Watching the entertaining series on composers presented by Peter Ustinov:
Here's the one (actually there are two parts) on Mendelssohn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz1r4MoLK2U
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Peter,
''A good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27.''

This piece is so hauntingly beautiful and otherworldly, I felt sea of emotions listening to it.

As I was listening I was thinking the music put me in mind of Sibelius, then my husband mentioned to me that Sibelius was very much influenced by Mahler.

Time to listen to more of Mahler.
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Peter,
''A good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27.''

This piece is so hauntingly beautiful and otherworldly, I felt sea of emotions listening to it.

As I was listening I was thinking the music put me in mind of Sibelius, then my husband mentioned to me that Sibelius was very much influenced by Mahler.

Time to listen to more of Mahler.
Yes it is very spiritual and I think influenced by the slow movement from Beethoven's quartet Op.135.



Aside from the famous Adagietto from the 5th symphony, I particularly love the slow movement from the 6th:



Then there is the wonderful song "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"

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Just finished Lucrezia Borgia on DVD staring Renee Fleming. Awesome production!

Up next La Fanciulla del West.
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