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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Except for the 1st, I came to like Mahler later than other great symphony composers. The discovery has been fun.
     
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  2. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident


    Both, since since Martha was not exactly shy.
     
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    I never liked Mahler until a few years ago. Even now, he is not my go-to composer. It is an age factor for me.
     
  4. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    A lot of people lump Bruckner and Mahler together. I don't. I've loved Bruckner for over 30 years; Mahler less than 10.
     
  5. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Thirty years ago, I associated Mahler and Bruckner music as music for old people ...
     
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  6. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident


    Ha, Ha!
     
  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I started collecting his music somewhat reluctantly since he was a somewhat important composer ... :hide:
     
  8. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    I was really taken by Mahler for a while. Listening & collecting rather intensely. But my enthusiasm for his music has cooled off considerably. I still rate symphonies nos. 1, 2, 4 & 9 and some of his songs (Rueckert etc.)

    Symphonies 5, 6 & 7 however, I simply do not understand.
     
  9. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Mahler is still one of my favourite late-romantic composers and I rate his symphonies in this order: 2, 3, 9, 7, 6, 4, 5 and 1. Don't like 8.
     
  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    I really enjoyed this box. which is the most comprehensive collection of JS Bach keyboard works performed on piano ...
     
  11. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I have come to enjoy Bruckner Symphonies a lot more than I do Mahler ...
     
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  12. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    This set arrived today. I started with No.20--excellent! I'm not a fan of the stamp motif that all of these Collectors' Edition sets have, but they are certainly a good deal.

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  13. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Ah, yes, Bruckner, another favourite late-romantic composer of mine. Love his symphonies 8, 7, 9, 6, 4, 5 and 3, in that order. Don't care much for the "early" ones, though with Bruckner you can hardly speak of "early", considering that he was in his 40s when he composed his first symphonies.
     
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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    No number on the stamp to show the number of CD's in the box?
     
  15. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    2, 6, 5, 7, 9, 4, 1, 3, 8. Don't really count the Tenth, do count Das Lied von der Erde somewhere near the top. Bruckner's my favorite Late Romantic Composer these days, Mahler is a very close second. Got interested in the two at the same time, like 40 years ago.

    Got to Bruckner via Furtwängler, my view is molded by that. No question the 9th has the greatest impact here. After that, 6, 7, 4, 8, 5, 3, before that nothing. Have you heard the Kent Nagano/Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin version of Bruckner's original version of the Third Symphony? I'm lucky to have the SACD, an ear-opening performance:

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  16. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing CD16 - Bruckner 8th from the following box for a first listen ...

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  17. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    Do you really reckon no. 2 is that much worse than his other works? I think it's quite lovely tbh.

     
  18. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    :goodie::edthumbs::pineapple::righton:
     
  19. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Never really sank in, for whatever reason, same with the other three. But note that I have spent years without really "getting" the 8th, 5th, 6th, 3ed.
     
  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing CD1 - JS Bach Works for lute by Lutz Kirchhof from the following box for a first listen ...

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  21. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    This CD is surprisingly refreshing. My only other JS Bach Works for lute CD is the following one by Sharon Isbin, which I have not listened to in years after probably the first listen ...

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  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much the opposite for me. I loved Mahler the moment I heard him. Bruckner I'm still getting used to.
     
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  23. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    I'm only one CD into it, but it's good so far.


    It's available from amazon.de for 25 euros (21 with VAT removed).
     
  24. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
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    Back from the Hamelin recital. The first half was fair to good. A Field work (not a nocturne) that was rather blah, Hamelin's own Chaconne that I found interesting, but not gripping and three Debussy Images that were nice, but not the best Debussy I've ever heard. The second half was Liszt, and here Hamelin got to flex his finger muscles. It was exciting stuff, maybe not the most profound music I've ever hear - not even the most profound Liszt I've ever hear, but wonderful entertainment. His encores continued in that vein. He played Chopin's Minute Waltz which was fine (although something of a cliché I though at first) until in the final portion all the notes went wrong - purposely of course. He followed that with a Liszt transcription of a song by Chopin and ended with Haydn - it must have been the final movement of a sonata, which he played at Prestisississimo.
     
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  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    That's even better than the MDT price.
     
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