Serenity wrote:bignaf wrote:didn't this start as a Beethoven suggestion thread? Mahler is all conquering!
When I first started listening to Mahler I was impatient, found his movements to be long and the themes within movements to jump around. When the music went soft, I thought the movement was over. The portions I enjoyed the most, at that time, sounded like Beethoven and Wagner. I've mellowed with time and now have the patience to listen to his music. Frankly, there are many beautiful themes throughout his repertoire.
My life is a little too fast paced with 3 kids to sit down and enjoy music. I've found that the best time to listen to music is during my commute to work and home although the road noise ruins softer music.
How old are your 3 kids Serenity?
I'm resigned to think I need to listen to Mahler on headphones. I want to hear all the quiet moments and subleties of his music, which is difficult to do if you're listening to his music in the car or even at home (I live by a fairly high traffic street, and my apartment is very echoey).