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Shapley wrote:It's a beautiful work. If you get the chance, you should give it a listen. Perhaps we can persuade Beethoven.com to work into the weekend schedule. (It's over an hour long, so it probably won't fit into the daytime schedule - could make the overnight playlist, though.
I feel another request coming up...
Catmando wrote:.......now you hold the weighty responsibility with coming up with the 30Q # 39.
"Das Lied von der Erde" was actually my 1st hunch (should have trusted my 1st instinct), but I went with Symp# 8 as a guess, since I thought for sure you would give a tribute to pair numbered symphonies.
shostakovich wrote:How about this theory? Mahler's "Symphony #8" is not really a symphony. DLVDE is also not a symphony. So when he wrote the so-called 9th, it was really the 8th. That's how he tried to fake out fate. But fate outfoxed him. He called the 9th "10th", and he never finished. So, there is only one major composer (that I can think of) after Beethoven who managed to finish a 9th. WHO WAS IT?
Note, Dvorak's New World was the 5th at the time of his death. The first 4 were only published after he died. Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony, so-called #1, is not really a symphony for the same reason Mahler's "8th" isn't. So VW did not finish a 9th. Fate got a bit testy over the ploy, and got VW just before the premiere recording of the "9th", actually his 8th, making absolutely certain there would be no 9th.
So who, after Beethoven, finished a "9th"? Fate doesn't bother with minor leaguers, so we shouldn't either.
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