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post #901 of 3714
This thread got me into Mahler too. I've got my first Mahler double CD from Gold Classics (Gustav Mahler Edition - DCD2510) last week which contains the 1st, the 6th and the 5th. I'm totaly amazed by the 1st, and the 6th is great too. The 5th seems a bit short (11min 44 sec), so maybe it is not complete? The conductor is Anton Nanut and the orchestra is the RSO Ljubljana. I think I will get the 2nd and the 4th next from the same conductor / orchestra.
Thank you all for letting me discover this great composer.
post #902 of 3714
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Originally Posted by E.B.M.Head
This thread got me into Mahler too. I've got my first Mahler double CD from Gold Classics (Gustav Mahler Edition - DCD2510) last week which contains the 1st, the 6th and the 5th. I'm totaly amazed by the 1st, and the 6th is great too. The 5th seems a bit short (11min 44 sec), so maybe it is not complete? The conductor is Anton Nanut and the orchestra is the RSO Ljubljana. I think I will get the 2nd and the 4th next from the same conductor / orchestra.
Thank you all for letting me discover this great composer.
Welcome to the slippery slope that is the Mahler collector!
post #903 of 3714
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Originally Posted by E.B.M.Head
The 5th seems a bit short (11min 44 sec), so maybe it is not complete?
Sounds like your fifth is just the adagietto, the most famous single Mahler movement. The Fifth has five movements and lasts about 70 minutes.
post #904 of 3714
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Originally Posted by E.B.M.Head
This thread got me into Mahler too. I've got my first Mahler double CD from Gold Classics (Gustav Mahler Edition - DCD2510) last week which contains the 1st, the 6th and the 5th. I'm totaly amazed by the 1st, and the 6th is great too. The 5th seems a bit short (11min 44 sec), so maybe it is not complete? The conductor is Anton Nanut and the orchestra is the RSO Ljubljana. I think I will get the 2nd and the 4th next from the same conductor / orchestra.
Thank you all for letting me discover this great composer.
Abandon all cash all ye who enter here...
post #905 of 3714
Mahler Performance Question: How many (of those who have seen M2 live) have had the conductor do a lengthy pause between mvts 1 and 2? Mahler called for a pause of "at least five minutes", which of course is extremely impractical. However, at my one live M2 (Keith Lockhart/USO last month) he stood silently with his back to the audience for about 90 seconds. Seemed like an eternity; I'm sure most of the audience didn't understand what was going on.

Any other experiences with this?
post #906 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
Mahler Performance Question: How many (of those who have seen M2 live) have had the conductor do a lengthy pause between mvts 1 and 2? Mahler called for a pause of "at least five minutes", which of course is extremely impractical. However, at my one live M2 (Keith Lockhart/USO last month) he stood silently with his back to the audience for about 90 seconds. Seemed like an eternity; I'm sure most of the audience didn't understand what was going on.

Any other experiences with this?
About 1-2 minutes seems to be the standard, at least with the concerts I've attended.

Another question.. anyone ever experience applause between movements at a very embarassing moment? I remember a concert of the Mahler 5th, some overzealous person (one person) broke out in applause after the scherzo. I wonder, since the work is set up in 3 parts, but 5 movements, if he thought it was over? Maybe he didn't know what "adagietto" meant.. Dohnanyi whipped his hand up to silence the dork, I remember that!

-jar
post #907 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Masonjar
About 1-2 minutes seems to be the standard, at least with the concerts I've attended.

Another question.. anyone ever experience applause between movements at a very embarassing moment? I remember a concert of the Mahler 5th, some overzealous person (one person) broke out in applause after the scherzo. I wonder, since the work is set up in 3 parts, but 5 movements, if he thought it was over? Maybe he didn't know what "adagietto" meant.. Dohnanyi whipped his hand up to silence the dork, I remember that!

-jar
That happened when I went to see the M1 performed, there was a long pause and i guess they just got excited.
post #908 of 3714
When I saw the Seventh performed, MTT actually briefly went off stage between the movements. No applause, but a lot of coughing and stretching in the audience and on stage as well.
post #909 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
When I saw the Seventh performed, MTT actually briefly went off stage between the movements. No applause, but a lot of coughing and stretching in the audience and on stage as well.
You can be in perfect health, but walk into a classical performance, and you can't help but cough.
post #910 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Hartley Shawcros
Sounds like your fifth is just the adagietto, the most famous single Mahler movement. The Fifth has five movements and lasts about 70 minutes.
No, that would be the 1st. movement of the 5th. Trauermarsch (Funeral March)...

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Originally Posted by E.B.M.Head
The 5th seems a bit short (11min 44 sec), so maybe it is not complete? The conductor is Anton Nanut and the orchestra is the RSO Ljubljana. I think I will get the 2nd and the 4th next from the same conductor / orchestra.
Thank you all for letting me discover this great composer.
Hi,

How did you like Nanut's version of the 1st mov. of the 5th?

Nanut's version was my first encounter with the 5th., it has a not-so-good SQ (even dough it's recorded quite recently - I'm guessing because of the DDD recording process), but the 1st. movement is great: lots of energy, dynamics, great control (and I DO realise it's an funeral march )

I've got the Newmann's version afterwards, and the first movement was rather lazy (that would be the best word to describe it)...

Anybody else heard the Nanut's version? How would you rate it?

Cheers...
post #911 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Masonjar
About 1-2 minutes seems to be the standard, at least with the concerts I've attended.
Jar, What did Dohnanyi do? I remember Ling sat down in a chair for a couple of minutes next to the podium. In Chicago, I don't remember Boulez taking the pause.

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Originally Posted by Masonjar
Another question.. anyone ever experience applause between movements at a very embarassing moment? I remember a concert of the Mahler 5th, some overzealous person (one person) broke out in applause after the scherzo. I wonder, since the work is set up in 3 parts, but 5 movements, if he thought it was over? Maybe he didn't know what "adagietto" meant.. Dohnanyi whipped his hand up to silence the dork, I remember that!

-jar
Speaking of Dohnanyi, I was at a Tchaikovsky 4 a few years back where some poor schmuck had a horrendous coughing fit in the scherzo. After almost a minute of hacking, Dohnanyi turned around, still conducting, and gave one of those ferocious scowls of his. The guy must have swallowed his tongue, because he stopped coughing!

I read in some book once that there was a concert of Tchaikovsky's 1st Piano Concerto, with Andre Watts playing and Erich Leinsdorf conducting. After the 1st movement, enthusiastic applause broke out. Watts was going to ignore it, but Leinsdorf turned around and growled, "Get up off your arse and thank them!" So he did.

Mark
post #912 of 3714
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Originally Posted by scottder
You can be in perfect health, but walk into a classical performance, and you can't help but cough.
Anyone here ever hear the live Beecham Beethoven 7th? I think it was '59. I can't remember if they included it on the recent BBC CD, but I used to have a tape that included the audience noise between movements, and it sounded like a concert in a tuberculosis ward.

And, of course, a special award to the one person in the audience who invariably coughs during the slow fade ending of Mahler's 9th.... grrrr

M
post #913 of 3714
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Originally Posted by scottder
You can be in perfect health, but walk into a classical performance, and you can't help but cough.
At Carnegie Hall they have dispensers for free Ricola throat lozenges. I don't know why they don't have those at all concert halls.
post #914 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
At Carnegie Hall they have dispensers for free Ricola throat lozenges. I don't know why they don't have those at all concert halls.
You know,that's actually a good idea....
post #915 of 3714
Absolutely true, but for some reason, the coughing just goes on and on anyway. When I went to the Krystian Zimermann recital I was ready to throw them at the woman sitting in the box next me. She just kept clearing her throat over and over, and that really doesn't mix well with Chopin.
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