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Mahler #2

Postby Flowerboy » Tue Jan 16, 2001 8:57 pm

It was as if he had seen into my guilty soul.
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Tue Jan 16, 2001 9:12 pm

And how did you receive what He has sent you after what He had seen? <BR>As a punishment or as a relieve?<p>[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 01-16-2001).]
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Flowerboy » Tue Jan 16, 2001 10:38 pm

As neither. As an acceptance of everyone, of love.
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 17, 2001 1:30 pm

Huh? <P>Michael
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Flowerboy » Thu Jan 18, 2001 12:18 am

listen to Mahler's 2nd, and youll find out, Michael. Ill later post a quote Mahler said about his scary but loving symphony.<BR>
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Thu Jan 18, 2001 1:13 am

Flowerboy, give the symphony its proper time! Maybe we should discuss about it say the next week. Let us not force you to make a judgment you can be ASHAMED Image later!! Today I bought M 9th (Boulez, Chicago SO). Just WONDERFUL! The first movement is one of the most moving symphonic movements I ever heard! It apparently describes the sentiments of Mahler leaving this life. You have no idea how nostalgic it is! I almost cried listening to it (That -cry just listening to music- is something only Beethoven has provoked me so far) By the way what was the M2 that you bought?
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Thu Jan 18, 2001 1:28 am

May I make the honors…<P><I> The earth quakes, the graves burst open, the dead arise and stream on in endless procession..... The trumpets of the apocalypse ring out... And behold, it is no judgment.... There is no punishment and no reward. An overwhelming love illuminates our being. We know and are </I><P>From Mahler's 1894 programme for the symphony. <P>-------------------<BR><I> The triumph grew greater with every moment. Such enthusiasm is seen only once in a lifetime! Afterwards, I saw grown men weeping and youths falling on each other's necks. And when the Bird of Death, hovering above the graves, utters his last, long drawn-out call - Mahler said he himself was afraid for a moment that the long unbroken silence, requiring, as it were, the whole audience to hold its breath, could not possibly come off - there was such a deathly silence in the hall that no one seemed able to bat so much as an eyelid. And when the chorus entered, everyone gave a shuddering sigh of relief. It was indescribable! </I><P>Mahler's sister Justine, on the first complete performance, Berlin December 13, 1895.<BR>---------------------<BR><I> The first time I heard Mahler's Second Symphony I was seized, especially in certain passages, with an excitement which expressed itself even physically, in the violent throbbing of my heart. And I was overwhelmed; completely overwhelmed. </I><P>Arnold Schoenberg.<BR><p>[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 01-18-2001).]
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Thu Jan 18, 2001 2:12 am

For those interested in Mahler recommendations, which of course I cannot give, here is a very nice source. <A HREF="http://musicweb.vavo.com/Mahler/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://musicweb.vavo.com/Mahler/index.html</A>
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Flowerboy » Thu Jan 18, 2001 8:34 pm

THATS IT! THATS EXACTLY IT AND WHAT THE MUSIC BROUGHT INTO MY MIND! OH GUSTAV, IF I COULD TALK WITH YOU FOR ONLY A MINUTE! OH WOE IS ME!
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Flowerboy » Thu Jan 18, 2001 8:37 pm

i have the version with Gilbert Kaplan version, of course. im listening to it right now.
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Thu Jan 18, 2001 11:39 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Flowerboy:<BR><B>i have the version with Gilbert Kaplan version, of course. im listening to it right now.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm staring to think I also have that version too!!! I've downloaded some time ago a really impressing M2 from <A HREF="http://listen.to/classicalmusic" TARGET=_blank>http://listen.to/classicalmusic</A> (a really good site indeed) and today I've read Kaplan has put some church bells at the end of that glorious finale!! The site divided (or were divided on the cd) the movements into various parts (like 4 or 5 for each mvt) I have joined them so here I give you the times of the whole movements : <BR>1st 25.04<BR>2nd 12.06<BR>3rd 11.24<BR>4th 21.20<BR>5th 21.39<P>Does this sounds like your Kaplan times? The site owner doesn't know the conductor so I’m asking you.<P>If we have the same you have bought a terrific M2 Image<BR>
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Fri Jan 19, 2001 12:02 am

oops!! No, I don't think we have the same. I've been searching and it seems your copy has 83:04 minute length. I listened some samples of Kaplan's on CDnow and all movements are way too fast to me. Maybe he has more than one recording, I don't know...DAMN that ending has to be slower!!!!!<P> <A HREF="http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=67587096/pagename=/RP/CDN/CLASS/muzealbum.html/itemid=625939" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=67587096/pagename=/RP/CDN/CLASS/ muzealbum.html/itemid=625939</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 01-19-2001).]
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Re: Mahler #2

Postby Luis » Fri Jan 19, 2001 12:31 am

I found it! Mine is, as I 1st thought, Bernstein with Christa Ludwig (God, I love her voice! How could I doubt it was her!) <BR>This version, if you allow me, Kicks asses!!<BR> Image<BR> <A HREF="http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=597705902/pagename=/RP/CDN/CLASS/muzealbum.html/itemid=302255" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/SID=597705902/pagename=/RP/CDN/CLASS/muzealbum.html/itemid=302255</A> <P>(By the way, the time lenght of the last movement was wrong. I joined the firs part of the 5th mvt at he end of the 4th, Shame on me!!!)<BR><p>[This message has been edited by Luis (edited 01-19-2001).]
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