#mahler Tumblr posts

  • That thing you feel when the main theme -don’t actually know what is it called- returns in the piece you’re listening, but it’s different from the first time it appeared, and you just feel like closure but also certain nostalgia.

    Classical music it’s just amazing,  I can’t deal with the number of feelings.

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  • Tessa and Scott’s 5th Symphony program is them deliberately showing off, without being showoffs. It blows the mind… The control, dance-literacy and deftness you have to have to nail this choreography… 10 years on and it’s still such a high-level piece.

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    At one point, as the strings ascend in the main theme, they stop for a good two seconds in the middle of the rink, right when the music feels like it’s unveiling some great mystery…

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    They have like 4 minutes to show the judges what they can do and they chose to show them this… because they’re in complete control and this needed to be said… ART

    And then at another point, right as the strings !swell! there’s a gorgeous lift, and they continue to move from one critical lift position to the next..

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    … only to land her gently on the descending chords.

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    It’s a proper showcase of their expert skating abilities, musicality and emotivity [is that a word]. Talent jumped!

    I literally cant! And neither can any of y’all other ice dance faves!

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  • Mahler really went all the way to heaven with symphony 4 movement 3 and then picks up casually in movement 4 as if he expects us to just move along. 

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  • Coffee and Cigarettes got me into Mahler, for which I will be eternally grateful

    #Coffee and Cigarettes #Mahler #I always drink bad coffee like its champagne
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  • Happy birthday Erich Leinsdorf

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  • Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn)

    A favourite recording from the past. I was brought this L.P. for Christmas 1970, when I was 18, by a boyfriend. I played it a lot. I had just discovered the early symphonies of Mahler, and had become a Mahler, Joni Mitchell and Barbra Streisand fan.

    I was fascinated by the way Mahler’s songs were woven into his early symphonies. Geraint Evans sings the military songs wonderfully in a very commanding and bombastic manner, and of course Janet Baker and Mahler are incomparable. I love the song St. Anthony’s Sermon to the Fishes, which Mahler used in his second symphony.

    The songs are often funny, sometime tragic, and full of satire.

    I wonder what ever happened to the boyfriend who bought me the L.P. I suppose people drift in and out of our lives, and some we loose any further knowledge of.

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  • why would i discover new music when i can listen to the same 3 symphonies over and over again 

    #plus my on repeat pop playlist #that and mahler 5 tchaik 5 and bruckner 8 are getting the crap beat out of them #classical music #classical music memes #band memes#orchestra#orchestra memes#mahler#tchaikovksy#bruckner
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  • Really, Mahler used hammer in his pieces and Tchaikovsky used actually cannons. We have to up our game from mic drops!

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  • Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan': III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen Gustav Mahler, Rafael Kubelík, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    Gustav Mahler | Symphony No. 1 in D major ‘Titan’: III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen

    Rafael Kubelík conducting the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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  • After listening to the first movement of a good (no, let’s make that great), of a GREAT performance of Concerto for Orchestra (and right now I can think of only two) you should feel absolutely drained. And then that’s just the beginning. So where the fuck to go from there? Well, you have to go to something silly, or grotesque, or schmaltzy. And I realize, just now, that that’s exactly what happens in Mahler 9 and Tchaikovsky 6 too. I mean, you’ve just killed the world, so what can you do except go Duck Soup.

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  • I don’t speak German very well yet, but I decided to translate this poem from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. It’s one of my favourites.

    The cuckoo has now sung himself to death
    In a large, verdant pasture
    Cuckoo is dead, has to his death now fallen!
    Who shall all summer long help us to
    While away the time?

    Ah! Mrs Nightingale will do!
    She sits on the green tree bough,
    That small and gentle nightingale,
    That sweet and lovely nightingale!
    She sings and springs, is always gay
    When other birds are silent.

    We’ll wait for Mrs Nightingale,
    She lodges in green forests,
    And when the cuckoo disappears
    She’ll claim sweet victory!

    #poetry#german poetry#mahler #des knaben wunderhorn
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  • Heartachingly sad…yet beautiful.

    Mahler - Kindertotenlieder (Rückert) (1999 Remastered Version) : IV: Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur augesgangen! · Dame Janet Baker/Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli

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  • Oh so the sf symphony’s new season kinda slaps

    #florence price! #daphnis and chloe!!!! mahler 1!!!!! #too bad I'll be in school still #mine
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  • re that last post remember how I can play strauss’ second concerto and have done data entry twice and guess what’s on my resume

    #personal #i wanna be good at horn again but its so scary #ill do it for strauss #and mahler
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  • Photo by Ute Mahler, 1980s

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  • Photo by Ute Mahler, 1980s

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  • Photo by Ute Mahler, 1980s

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  • Okay. So me and my friends were chilling with our instruments and jamming and I started playing the bass solo from Mahler 1 and my friend had his bass recorder and he started playing the bassoon part and my brother started playing the orchestra part on the piano. It was amazing. I have the coolest friends.

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  • Also throw back to Mahler because that was the 2nd best concert I have ever been a part of

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