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Offline barryguerrero

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Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« on: October 01, 2018, 11:55:33 PM »
I like the looks of it: Long first movement, followed by a quick scherzo. The Andante moderato is less than 16 minutes.

https://www.sonymusic.pl/albumy/mahler-symphony-no-6-2

Offline John Kim

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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 01:09:27 AM »
Very good, I like the timings! and Yes!!!! the Scherzo-Andante order!

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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 05:18:42 AM »
If you have had a chance to listen to Currentzis' Tchaikovskii 6, I think you'll gather a good idea of what's in store. Visceral and violent, with very close use of microphones.

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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 11:41:08 AM »
The hi-res download is out now and available via HDtracks (in the US) as well as at other sites that sell Sony downloads:

http://www.hdtracks.com/catalog/product/view/id/698055/s/mahler-symphony-no-6/category/154/

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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 12:17:45 PM »
"If you have had a chance to listen to Currentzis' Tchaikovskii 6, I think you'll gather a good idea of what's in store. Visceral and violent, with very close use of microphones"    .      .     .   

Right you are! I've listened to it carefully on Spotify and your prediction is spot on.

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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 07:26:03 AM »
This is a damn fine Mahler 6. It's quite in your face, emphatic, violent and really percussive. It's also very classical in Currentzis' hands; he really brings out all of the fugue and counterpoint. It's all very clean and precise, but played with such conviction that it all sounds very raw and real. What really struck me was the sense of drama, story and intensity. Currentzis conducts a lot of opera, and I think his sense of musical story telling really comes through.


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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 01:49:17 PM »
While there's a lot of visceral impact, I also feel it's lacking a bit in good balances and exposed detail. I'm going to wait and see what an eventual Adam Fischer/Dusseldorf M6 sounds like. So far, I'm really liking that cycle - enough so that it has me listening to M1 and M5 more than I normally do. However, I will give Currentzis this much: his is the best M6 to come out of Russia since the Thomas Sanderling/St. Petersburg Phil. one. Currentzis is certainly the antithesis to Vanska/Minnesota (BIS).
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Re: Timings for Currentzis/Musica Aeterna/Sony Mahler 6
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »
I like Currentzis' timings and overall architecture. But I find him too idiosyncratic to be authentic or effective. Some of his phrasing reminded me of Zigeunerweisen! Also, in I. I find the transition from the end of the exposition to the repeat of the exposition not very smooth. Here he starts very slowly but within a few second speeds up breaking the flow. Overall, I'd take Nott's M6 over this one.