Gustav Mahler

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Harding review – gorgeous Mahler with expressionist edge
Daniel Harding led a modernist interpretation of Mahler’s Ninth full of fierce drama, eloquence and intensity, in the orchestra’s thrilling return to this hall

Andrew Clements

06, Nov, 2022 @1:45 PM

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The week in classical: The Marriage of Figaro; Mahler Symphony No 8 review – phenomenal
Mozart’s divine comedy is a shimmering feast for Glyndebourne, while Mahler’s epic symphony brings joy and redemption to a packed Royal Albert Hall

Fiona Maddocks

29, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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RPO/Petrenko review – Mahler’s grand and imposing 8th sounds as if it belongs here
Vasily Petrenko and the huge forces required for this choral symphony navigated the score with agility and conviction, but the dramatic connection remained elusive

Andrew Clements

24, Oct, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Prom 62: Berlin Philharmonic/Petrenko review – sinister magic marks a concert of startling brilliance
Petrenko proved his mastery of Mahler’s Seventh yet again as he brought out its lurking ambiguity in a performance that hovered between dream and nightmare

Tim Ashley

04, Sep, 2022 @12:02 PM

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‘I know all the words to Copacabana’: Katy Wix’s honest playlist
The comedian on her love of Mahler’s Symphony No 5 – and the folk song from Georgia that she sings in the shower

As told to Alexi Duggins

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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