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Thanks.

Actually, the Finnish Radio SO has launched a Mahler cycle:

https://m-festival.biz/en/4355
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This is pretty good. Lilli Passikivi is in there somewhere. Good sound quality.

https://areena.yle.fi/1-50006403
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / BBC Radio 3 Proms
« Last post by Prospero on August 24, 2018, 12:46:17 PM »
As you probably know BBC Radio 3 archives programs for 30 days on computer or through the BBC app.

Some Mahler performances worth considering. A Dausgaard Mahler 5 about 10 days ago. And two nights ago a fine Budapest Festival O with Ivan Fischer program, including Bartok's Music for strings, percussion and celesta, and a very fine Mahler 4. The soprano, Anna Lucia Richter, was perhaps the most satisfying soloist I have heard in the 4th.
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I over-reacted. I just get annoyed when people present themselves as experts, then trash the finale of Mahler 7 and all of M8. What's the point if you don't like those works! They often times dismiss Adorno on the one hand, then say pretty much the same thing with the other.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Carr biography - not so great, is it?
« Last post by ValenRay on August 18, 2018, 07:45:04 AM »
So he took too many liberties with his comments you think? That's fair, I suppose. I'm still going to give the book a shot, I'm just not going to run out and buy it like I was planning as soon as I get some free time.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Carr biography - not so great, is it?
« Last post by Destinie on August 10, 2018, 12:08:14 AM »
Resources for research for excellent content to the great success of it.
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I finally finished Carr and I would recommend it to absolutely nobody. He dismisses Adorno on the one hand, then turns around and says the exact same thing. Anybody who thinks the finale to M7 and all of M8 are a mistake, should not be writing biographies on Mahler. I'm not cowering online here - I would very gladly tell that to Jonathan Carr's face. I can forgive the almost too informal and 'breezy' style of his bio., but not his ridiculous comments on the music itself. Sorry.
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Yes, I've been following this. It's very unfortunate. I think there's more to it than just the 'me-too' stuff. I frankly think they were looking for an out. Anyway, I'm sure this isn't going to be the end of the story by any means. I also think that this whole episode may not end so well for the Concertgebouw. That's just a hunch.
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This from the New York Times:

One of the world’s leading orchestras fired its chief conductor on Thursday after he was accused of sexual misconduct: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam announced that it had terminated the Italian maestro Daniele Gatti “with immediate effect.”

You can read the entire article here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/02/arts/music/daniele-gatti-concertgebouw.html

James
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