Gustav Mahler

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Proms Festival Orchestra/ Wigglesworth review – jubilant one-off
A jubilant and light-on-its-feet performance of Mahler’s monumental 5th symphony made this Prom an emotionally charged occasion

Erica Jeal

09, Sep, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Mahler CO/Benjamin/Aimard review – intricate textures and the sparkle of cut glass
George Benjamin conducted the belated premiere of his Concerto for Orchestra, part of a programme that also celebrated his friendship with the late Oliver Knussen

Andrew Clements

31, Aug, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Mahler & Ye: The Song of the Earth review – song-symphony returns to its golden age
Xiaogang Ye sets the Tang-era Chinese poems that ultimately inspired Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde to colourful new music

Andrew Clements

29, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No 10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Part of his cycle of works by Mahler, Vänskä’s stoic approach pays dividends in the composer’s unfinished work, with unswerving instrumental detail

Andrew Clements

25, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The conductor’s fine recording with the Berlin Radio Symphony has accuracy, perception and crystalline detail

Andrew Clements

13, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening highlights
This week, Opera Harmony’s new socially distanced mini-operas, streaming from a scaled-down Salzburg, and the Proms revisits BBCSSO’s five-star Vaughan Williams

Andrew Clements

10, Aug, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Mahler: where to start with his music
Conceived on a massive scale, Gustav Mahler’s seismic symphonies draw on the folk poetry of his native Bohemia and include the longest ever written by a major composer

Andrew Clements

29, Jul, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Mahler: Titan review – period instrument insights into a beautiful mind
Before Mahler’s First Symphony reached its final form, it was a ‘tone poem’, well revived here on German and Viennese instruments

Andrew Clements

09, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Fischer review – rich and urgent Mahler
The orchestra who premiered the work in 1912 gave Mahler’s Ninth Symphony a fierce and articulate performance under Ádám Fischer

Tim Ashley

21, Feb, 2019 @11:59 AM

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Mahler: Symphony No 6 review – Currentzis brings urgency and red-blooded glitz
Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna’s take on Mahler 6 is engaging and highly coloured, if not one for the traditionalists

Erica Jeal

08, Nov, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Prom 67: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Nelsons review - reaching for the divine
Andris Nelsons gave shape and a gathering sense of intensity to Mahler’s colossus of a symphony

Erica Jeal

03, Sep, 2018 @1:13 PM

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