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Friday, April 16, 2010

Because Everyone Needs Mahler

Here's footage of the late (and I think, great) Giuseppe Sinopoli conducting Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (The 'Titan').

Sinopoli's Mahler cycle with the Philharmonia Orchestra was released in a deluxe super-bargain boxed set to commemorate the conductor's untimely death in 2000. He had a heart attack while conducting Act III of Aida in Berlin. His eccentric way with tempos and insistence on personal interpretations of the repertory he conducted frustrated some and delighted others. Love him, or hate him, a Sinopoli recording always allows the listener to hear the score with fresh ears. Enjoy!

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Since 2007, Superconductor has grown from an occasional concert or CD review to a near-daily publication covering classical music, opera and the arts in and around NYC, with excursions to Boston, Philadelphia, and upstate NY. I am a freelance writer living and working in Brooklyn NY. And no, I'm not a conductor.