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Oh boy. I almost wonder if an 'amnesty' should be called, followed by making it clear that such behavior won't be tolerated in the future.
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I believe the principal trombone in the Cleveland Symphony is also coming under investigation.

Honestly, I'm not really surprised at all that this coming out in the orchestral world.
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According to the New York Times, the principal oboe and the associate principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic have been fired for unspecified inappropriate behavior after a five-month investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-liang-wang-matthew-muckey.html

James
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Thank you. It's unfortunate that Walter's legendary Chicago performance of M2 wasn't preserved. I'm sure Henry Fogel's assessment is spot on.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Forthcoming, New Releases & Reissues 2018
« Last post by Prospero on September 11, 2018, 06:55:15 AM »
For those interested the Canadian Immortal Performances label has just issued rare Bruno Walter recordings including a 1948 NY Phil Mahler 2. Text is in English as was the trend in those days under the shadow of WW2. Henry Fogel in Fanfare writes that this “seems to me to be by far Walter’s most dramatic and fiery Mahler Second performance to survive.”

There is a powerful 1942 Walter NY Phil 2 on Music and Arts and another 1948 Vienna performance on an out of print Andante box that includes the live DLvdE with Ferrier and Patzak from 1952, the day before the famous Decca/London recording.

Maybe not for everyone’s taste but a healthy reminder of the long history of Mahler performances before the Bernstein era. And at least six conductors who worked with Mahler directly all with different approaches.

With clear, low distortion reproducing equipment there is notable detail as well as overall performance preserved in good historic recordings. 
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Thank you very much for posting these. I'm very interested to hear the Currentzis M6 and Adam Fischer's M3. Looks like the fall season is off to a good start.

By the way, I picked up and very much like the Gatti/Concertgebouw M4. It may be overall favorite one now.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Haitink Mahler 9, June 8, 2018
« Last post by Prospero on September 03, 2018, 05:54:16 AM »
I was at both.

I must disagree on the performance on the 10th. The first movement on the 10th with Hasem was awkward and disjointed in my view with a number of orchestral fluffs. Partly the orchestra's not really knowing him, partly the great demands of the movement. The rest was fairly good. But again no comparison, in my opinion, of the last movement with Haitink's on the 8th.  Hasem's Landler 2nd movement on the 10th seemed best to me. Commendable stepping in at virtually the last moment. Being in on the rehearsals is not the same as years of performance and life experience. The ninth is among the deepest and most personal of orchestral works.

The trust of the orchestra in Haitink has been stated in a number of player interviews. I met orchestra members after the concert on the 8th and Hainiks's fall, who were crying with concern for him.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Forthcoming, New Releases & Reissues 2018
« Last post by GL on September 03, 2018, 03:34:36 AM »
Symphony No. 9

Essener Philharmoniker;
Tomás Netopil.
Oehms Classics: OC1890

ASIN: B07GW4CM3S

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/gustav-mahler-symphonie-nr-9/hnum/8733857

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Symphonie Nr. 2

Anja Harteros, Bernarda Fink;
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks;
Mariss Jansons.
Br Klassik

ASIN: B07G21YDH9
JAN: 4035719001679

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/gustav-mahler-symphonie-nr-2/hnum/8729130

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Das Lied Von Der Erde

Magdalena Kozena, Stuart Skelton;
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks;
Simon Rattle.
Br Klassik

ASIN: B07DY2C1KL
JAN: 4035719001723

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Das-Lied-von-der-Erde-Simon-Rattle-Bavarian-Radio-Symphony-Orchestra-Kozena-Skelton_9071017

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/gustav-mahler-das-lied-von-der-erde/hnum/8698869

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Symphonie Nr. 6

Musicaeterna
Teodor Currentzis
 Sony Classical

ASIN: B07DFFM4Y6
JAN: 0190758229515

Blu-spec CD 2:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Sym-6-Currentzis-Musicaeterna_8941283

CD:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Symphony-No-6-Teodor-Currentzis-MusicAeterna_8967199

Vinyl:

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Sym-6-Currentzis-Musicaeterna-Ltd_8967200

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Symphony No. 3

Anna Larsson;
Dusseldorfer Symphoniker;
Adam Fischer.
C-Avi

ASIN: B07G24T8FS

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Symphony No.1
‘Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen’

BBC Symphony Orchestra;
Irmgard Seefried, soprano;
Bruno Walter.
Previously unreleased live (1955) performances
Ica Classics: ICAC 5151

ASIN: B07GVXD635

https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8477544--bruno-walter-richard-itter-collection

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Symphonie Nr. 5

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Evgeny Svetlanov
KING INTERNATIONAL

ASIN: B07DLDK4K7
JAN: 4909346016064

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Symphonie Nr. 6

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

KING INTERNATIONAL
Evgeny Svetlanov
ASIN: B07DLBCWD1
JAN: 4909346016071

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Symphonie Nr. 7

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Evgeny Svetlanov
KING INTERNATIONAL

ASIN: B07DL8FJVD
JAN: 4909346016088

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Symphonie Nr. 10 (Adagio)

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Nott
Exton

ASIN: B07DY2M7TM
JAN: 4526977006686

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Ruckert Lieder; Kindertotenlieder; Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen.

Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano;
Nils Anders Mortensen, piano.
LAWO Classics

ASIN: B07F9GHB34
JAN: 7090020181790

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IMPORTANT REISSUES:

Symphony No. 7

Concertgebouw Orchestra;
Kirill Kondrashin.
Tahra

ASIN: B07CPVY3D3
JAN: 4543638400362

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Symphony-No-7-Kirill-Kondrashin-Concertgebouw-Orchestra-1979-Stereo_8794564

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A truly scorching Symphony No. 6

Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden;
Kirill Kondrashin
SWR Classic

ASIN: B079VDDF9F
JAN: 0747313941681

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/kondrashin-dirigiert-mahler-sinfonie-6/hnum/8146461

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Symphony-No-6-Kirill-Kondrashin-SWR-Symphony-Orchestra-1981-Stereo_8680311

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Complete Symphonies, Das Lied von der Erde, etc...

New York Philharmonic, London SO, Israel PO;
Leonard Bernstein
9SACD Single Layer
Sony Music

ASIN: B07DV6QW4J
JAN: 4547366369182

http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Complete-Symphonies-Das-Lied-von-der-Erde-etc-Leonard-Bernstein-New-York-Philharmonic-London-SO-Israel-PO-9SACD-Single-Layer-Limited_8941285
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Forthcoming, New Releases & Reissues 2018
« Last post by GL on September 03, 2018, 03:33:19 AM »
(Mezzo boradcast also RCO/Gatti's Salome recorded at the Amsterdam "Stopera" in June/July 2017; it means that, in the near future we will probably have another Salome released in DVD/Blu-Ray).

Q.E.D.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Strauss-Concertgebouw-Orchestra-Daniele/dp/B07FDKXD1Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1535970669&sr=1-6&keywords=richard+strauss+salome
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Haitink Mahler 9, June 8, 2018
« Last post by GL on September 03, 2018, 03:28:45 AM »
I attended the performances of the 8th and the 10th. The orchestra was prepared by Haitink and his assistant Kerem Hasan and played in the same way for both conductors (in fact, I expected a more fast Rondo-Burleske from the 63 years younger conductor, but he dragged it as his 89 years senior colleague).

I appreciated a lot Haitink's not slow and at the same time not hurried tempos in the first and last movements. The music flowed and breathed naturally, wonderfully. The work of the strings in the finale was magnificent. I was mesmerized. Some young conductors think that "spiritual" means "slow" and "more slow"; the old, wise Haitink knows better.

I think his better Ninth is the one captured live at the Christmas matinee.
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