<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ~Leslie:<BR><B> <P>A few personal New Year resolutions are in order:<BR>I promise to seek out more of the types of music and writings being discussed in these forums, including Luis's sovereign Mahler,<BR>Opus 67's Brahms, more of the late period Beethoven, Euphony's recommended David Kinman,<BR>Serge's recommendation of Solomon's bio, Suzie's Beethovens Nephew, Shos's Shostokovich.<P>I promise to practice more, too, maybe cut another recording. Ciao!
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Mahler: Start with his 2nd<P>Brahms: Violin concerto, Intermezzos (you are going to love them!), 2nd Piano concerto, 1st piano trio, Piano quartets.<P>Later Beethoven?...ALL!!!...Ok... (I suppose you already have most of this but just in case I'll make it detailed):<BR>Cello sonata op. 102, piano sonatas op. 110 and 111*, Diabelli Variations op. 120, Missa Solemnis op. 123*, Symphony No. 9 op. 125*, String quartets op. 127*, 130* and 132*<P>The ops with an * are absolutely "must have".<P>What else...? Ah...Solomon...AVOID SOLOMON!!!!
If you want facts -not having read it- Thayer-Forbes is the most reputed; if you want fantasy and speculation (but in this case a sincere one) or mere entertaining reading there is a 3 volume novel called "The Last Master" by John Suchet...<P><p>[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 01-14-2001).]