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  • bantha_fodder_

    Fucking symphony no. 6, goddamn.

    settimana scorsa
  • purplepower448

    Check out this awesome video about Mahler! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weIzWF1VV-o

    mese scorso
  • CosmicPi

    One of the greats.

    Febbraio 2014
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    густав малер - великий постмодернист, если кому-то он кажется клишетным, то рекомендую глубже вслушиваться в его симфонические произведения

    Febbraio 2014
  • hjbardenhagen

    Some of you might have heard that the Italian conductor Claudio Abbado has died a few days ago. Now his very good performance of Mahler's 3rd with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is available on Spotify, too.

    Febbraio 2014
  • Marquise-None

    A God...

    Gennaio 2014
  • hjbardenhagen

    Just wanted to mention that all Mahler Symphony tag radios are available now, the last that went global is . If they actually work for you or not also depends on the country you live in, as some labels do not offer the listed tracks and albums on the tag pages as streamable in all countries. So for beginners it is also a good idea to check if the albums are available on Spotify or Deezer for example. You can try out the new Last.fm labs feature Spotify Playback, too, which enables play buttons on all Last.fm pages with tracks, e.g. albums, artist and personal charts, loved tracks, playlists or tag radios if those tracks can be found in the Spotify catalogue.

    Gennaio 2014
  • MsChestertonx

    Marry me.

    Gennaio 2014
  • Slim_rafa

    bom dimais esse megalomaniac

    Dicembre 2013
  • mahleria

    Mahler's music goes on and on and on and says exactly what it's supposed to say.

    Dicembre 2013
  • Ali-Red

    why is he so unappreciated among classical fans?

    Novembre 2013
  • Alavakian

    Mahler's music goes on and on and on and says nothing

    Novembre 2013
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    but seriously, symphony number 10 is absolutely amazing. i wish he'd lived to complete it fully.

    Agosto 2013
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    bars 203-6 in the first movement of symphony number 10. o_O

    Agosto 2013
  • hardeharrie

    extremely beautiful music

    Agosto 2013
  • LisaBee123

    Michael Tilson Thomas is conducting Mahler’s Second Symphony in Los Angeles this week (as well as Tchaikovsky’s Fourth). I'll be working there, hope to see some fellow fans and locals! http://hbowl.com/TilsonThomas

    Luglio 2013
  • NightXsenator

    I'd love to listen, but it's not so easy to find this recording. In my opinion, Kurt Sanderling excels at the beginning of 10th Finale. Compared to Rattle's both recordings and Slatkin' one.

    Luglio 2013
  • SoporAeternus-

    <3

    Giugno 2013
  • ConcentricJazz

    Listen the Wyn Morris' 10th. The first five or six minutes of the adagio finale are some of the finest, painful and tragic music ever written.

    Giugno 2013
  • NightXsenator

    Has anyone ever thought of giving some titles to his symphonies? Let's guess!

    Maggio 2013
  • MonarchKingdom

    I actually came to like Bertini's Mahler. Mahler without a doubt was one of the greatest composers of the late Romantic and post-Romantic era.

    Aprile 2013
  • todorix

    τεράστιος καλλιτέχνης!

    Aprile 2013
  • Ali-Red

    such complex instrumentation, he makes use of everything.

    Febbraio 2013
  • Oskoreii

    Symphony #6 as recorded by LSO <3<3

    Dicembre 2012
  • fastlane01

    make it five then

    Dicembre 2012
  • memristor

    blah blah blah

    Novembre 2012
  • anfractuous

    because it is

    Novembre 2012
  • gateofnanna

    Every "classical" composers shoutbox seems be composed almost entirely of the same three or four dudes...

    Novembre 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    The sound quality on Last.fm is at least good enough that I can listen to it all day over my HiFi gear, and I don't consider myself deaf yet. Furthermore it's not important if you want to compare the conductor and orchestra performance on different recordings to decide if you want to buy the whole symphony cycle. The main difference will always be if the music speaks to you or not, independent from the sound, e.g. considering historic recordings as well.

    Agosto 2012
  • MonarchKingdom

    I'm not much of an audiophile, so I'll probably do that. Although I've never listened to last.fm radio yet. But if I like the recording enough, I'll probably order the CD.

    Agosto 2012
  • KeIemvor

    Listening to classical (especially orchestral stuff) on last.fm radio? How is the quality? I bet not more than 192 kb/s mp3, probably lower. Ugh.

    Agosto 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    Many years ago I had the same feeling when listening to Tennstedt as with the old Haitink recordings, most of it was too "sober" for me or too slow to the point of losing the musical flow of the composition. On the other hand there are some streamable Mahler recordings by Tennstedt on Last.fm which I included in the numerical tag radios (e.g. ), and when a track comes up there, I don't have to skip it right away. ;-) By the way, all Mahler symphony tag radios are globally available except #4, so you can compare different recordings with them as well. For example there are great albums on Last.fm by older conductors who did not finish a complete symphony cycle like Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer or Sir John Barbirolli. One of the current Mahler "specialists" available on Last.fm is Sir Simon Rattle.

    Agosto 2012
  • MonarchKingdom

    Actually on last.fm there is always at least one reference point, one can check what the other one making the recommendation listens to. That helps a lot in deciding whether or not his taste is similar to mine or not. Sometimes it also helps if one describes the recording - e.g. it's less emotional, playing with more clarity etc.

    Agosto 2012
  • MonarchKingdom

    Thanks hjbardenhagen, I know it's difficult, but sometimes recommendations can be useful, especially if there are some reference points (e.g. in relation to conductors I know, or the same conductor's other recordings I know). Any way I ordered the Tennstedt cycle, and although I like it a bit more than the Bertini one (I will listen to individual symphonies now and then), I cannot feel the enthusiasm I feel for Bruckner's or Beethoven's symphonies. But I guess tastes can differ not just with conductors, but with composers either.

    Agosto 2012
  • KeIemvor

    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

    Agosto 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    I once visited Gary Bertini conducting Mahler's 9th live in Hamburg, and it was one of the best performances I ever heard. I also know some of his Mahler recordings and liked them, too. But I think it's impossible to answer which symphony cycle is "the best if it had to be just one". For example if you want to buy one that is not too expensive, Bertini is one option, but Eliahu Inbal as well, as the label Denon lowered the price of this once expensive Mahler cycle. Of course almost any well-known conductor has recorded at least one Mahler cycle in his career, so the answer gets more difficult, too, especially if personal tastes differ from each other or have changed in the meantime. I did not like the first Bernard Haitink cycle in the past, but heard some very good newer recordings by him which also sound better than the early ones. Bernstein also did two cycles which differ from each other, so the only way to find out is to listen to them. ;-)

    Agosto 2012
  • MonarchKingdom

    The Bayreuth Festspielhaus was dubbed a "yeshiva" by anti-Semites of the time, and with a reason. The lead conductor (Hermann Levi, Wagner's favorite) was the son of a rabbi, and countless other musicians were Jewish as well. On the other hand, Mahler was also a huge Wagnerian. So I'm not sure Wagner would really cry.

    Luglio 2012
  • MonarchKingdom

    Currently I own the Bertini cycle, and I'm afraid it's not the best. (Although it's not bad, somehow I cannot really like it, and I want to give Mahler's music a fairer chance.) Which cycle would you guys propose? I read many good things about the Tennstedt cycle, but maybe there are others (e.g. Bernstein) that might be worth exploring. If it had to be just one, which one?

    Luglio 2012
  • HardKyu

    ..............Awesome................

    Luglio 2012
  • mahleria

    Happy birthday, Maestro.

    Luglio 2012
  • mari_roma

    The 9th Symphony. Oh God, the 9th Symphony...(4)

    Giugno 2012
  • RihoUibo

    The 9th Symphony. Oh God, the 9th Symphony...(3)

    Giugno 2012
  • Fastarthur

    The 9th Symphony. Oh God, the 9th Symphony...(2)

    Maggio 2012
  • Orenji-kun

    The 9th Symphony. Oh God, the 9th Symphony...

    Maggio 2012
  • mahleria

    Willem Mengelberg founded the long-standing Mahler tradition of the Concertgebouw. He met and befriended Gustav Mahler in 1902, and on October 23, 1904, Mahler led the orchestra in his Symphony No. 4 twice in one concert, with no other work on the program. Mahler wrote to his wife Alma Mahler that this programming idea (presumably Mengelberg's) was a "stroke of genius."

    Marzo 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    OK, Last.fm has updated the tag database in the meantime, so the only symphony tag radio still missing at the moment is . Two others would be and with streamable albums of these orchestral song works.

    Marzo 2012
  • m-saIami

    N°9 in the middle of the night

    Marzo 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    The missing Symphony tag radios , , and already exist as personal tag radios. Some of them even were available as global tag radios in the past and fell back to personal due to deletion of albums or tags. But anyone can visit these tag pages and pick any of the albums or tracks listed there in the Recent Activities to apply the specific tag on them. After the next database update they might turn into global tag radios available for everyone again.

    Marzo 2012
  • mikeedols

    nice tagging, i'm gonna take note of that

    Marzo 2012
  • hjbardenhagen

    Six Mahler Symphony tag radios went global recently: , , , , and , furthermore , , and . Thanks to soestdyik for helping out with tagging some related albums.

    Febbraio 2012