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. . . just so you can leave it there when you come back to town. tongue.gif


LOL... Nice sense of humor.. Thanks for the good laugh...

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Priceless..

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According to Wikipedia, Mahler wrote a few
other quartets and a sonata for violin and piano but sadly, they have been lost...
I love the one in a minor but wish there was a recording with a little more passion in it than current ones though the Borodin version is a good reference.
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Priceless..

Thank you for the reminder that this is not an exclusively music for the alto.

 

However, the likes of  Fi-Di ( as he is known in the catalogs to the music retail people, even those heavily involved with rock/pop music ) surface maybe once in a generation/lifetime -  and he set the bar so high ...

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For those interested, interviews with musicians who knew/worked with Mahler and his daughter, Anna Mahler, recorded begin 60-ties

 

 

I found these interviews in one of my Bernstein cd-boxes and was plesantly surprised..

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Great thread and now subbed. 

 

Listening to this right now, an absolute classic. I love Prokofiev and they got it right here with all the necessary ingredients. 1975 and it sounds as good as most good modern recordings. 

 

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Previn is definitely underrated as a conductor. I think he is a greater conductor than jazz musician myself.
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 I think he is a greater conductor than jazz musician myself.

By far IMO.

 

I will say that I think his experience with improvisation helps with his interpretive skills.

 

I like the fact that he think's a creatively enough person to compose music as well.

Not my favorite composer but some of it isn't bad at all.

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Great thread and now subbed. 

 

Listening to this right now, an absolute classic. I love Prokofiev and they got it right here with all the necessary ingredients. 1975 and it sounds as good as most good modern recordings. 

 

I'll have to give that a listen. I generally enjoy Previn, but after hearing what he did with Nevsky, I thought maybe he had serious beef with Prokofiev…

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Previn's Schehehrezade is amazing. When I first heard it, I thought it was Stokowski. Then I heard Stokowski and Preven was better! (high praise)
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Previn's Schehehrezade is amazing. When I first heard it, I thought it was Stokowski. Then I heard Stokowski and Preven was better! (high praise)

Oddly, I just finished listening to that (and had started before I saw this discussion taking place!). It is, indeed, quite good.

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Absolutely bigshot. He set a standard with many of Prokofiev's works (and many others) in the 70's imo. Arguably he added a little to much warmth to the normal Russian angst and coldness. But for me - he understood Sergi. His music was not like Shostakovich. He was always more 'heart on sleeve'.

 

But yeah, Previn was a huge talent and wasn't too bad a composer himself. Heard worse..

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I've got a big question for you guys :)

 

Always a hot topic! 

 

It's as simple as this.. 

 

Who was best -  Chopin or Liszt? 

 

I deeply love Chopin's music, but have recently been delving deeper into Liszt's back catalog (howard's remarkable achievement) and I'm slowly warming to this bombastic megalomaniac! Haha. Both geniuses but very different people (and composers - IMO)

 

Which one would you take to a desert island... 

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I've got a big question for you guys smily_headphones1.gif

Always a hot topic! 

It's as simple as this.. 

Who was best -  Chopin or Liszt? 

I deeply love Chopin's music, but have recently been delving deeper into Liszt's back catalog (howard's remarkable achievement) and I'm slowly warming to this bombastic megalomaniac! Haha. Both geniuses but very different people (and composers - IMO)

Which one would you take to a desert island... 

I'm going to a dessert island instead and taking Schubert.
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I've gto Liszt's back catalog (howard's remarkable achievement) and I'm slowly warming to this bombastic megalomaniac! Haha. Both geniuses but very different people (and composers - IMO)

 

Which one would you take to a desert island... 

 

Neither.

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