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Thoughts on Mahler's "Urlicht"

BACKGROUND: SingersBabel recently recorded the German texts to Mahler’s Sinfonie No. 2, „Die Auferstehen“ („The Resurrection“) to prepare a BabelGuideTM for singers (soloists and choristers) who want to perfect their German pronunciation of this work. 1.223 weitere Wörter

Christa Ludwig


The Aurora orchestra recently performed Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen at the Proms—where, like the John Wilson orchestra, it has made an invigorating recent addition to their house bands.  595 weitere Wörter


Fifty Year Friday: Mahler's Sixth Symphony and "Song of the Earth"

Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony performed by Sir John Barbirolli and the New Philharmonia Orchestra (live recording of August 16, 1967 — Proms performance)

Gustav Mahler’s sixth symphony was first performed in May 1906 by the composer. 1.508 weitere Wörter

Musica Aeterna Orchestra of the Perm Opera, Felsenreitschule (Salzburg)

Berg, Mahler

The „Musica Aeterna“ Orchestra of the Perm Opera certainly provided the most unusual reading of Mahler’s First Symphony (the third live performance of the work I have heard this year), paired with Berg’s Violin Concerto in Salzburg’s Felsenreitschule. 549 weitere Wörter


Taruskin on early music

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I’ve finally got round to reading the great Richard Taruskin properly. Among his wide-ranging themes, in this page (under WAM in Menu), I discuss his seminal comments on early music, informed by my own humble experiences of the scene. 54 weitere Wörter