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David Dalle
Thursday May 19th, 2011 with David Dalle
Mahler cycle: symphony no. 4

Said Berrada - unknown
Club d'Elf - Electric Moroccoland - So Below New
Anouar Brahem Trio - Astrakan Café - ECM
Kampana mori Mitro
Selim Sesler - The Road to Kesan - Traditional Crossroads
Squealing Pigs
Admiral Fallow - Boots Met My Face - Linn Records
Where Do I Go From You?
Trembling Bells - Constant Pageant - Honest John's New
Willem Mengelberg was principal conductor and music director for the Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1895-1945. His leadership and great musical vision was instrumental in making the Concertgebouw Orchestra into one of the top world orchestras. He was also friends with Gustav Mahler, and attended Mahler's Dutch premiere's of several of his symphonies including the 4th in 1902. Mengelberg went on to conduct Mahler's music and be one of his most fervent champions in 2 decades following Mahler's death. This live recording from 1939 is unlike any other recording or performance of Mahler since 1945. His conducting belonged to the grand romantic tradition which Mahler himself exemplified, which included much artistic license in interpreting music, rich use of rubato and sudden tempo changes. This recording, utterly unique among all Mahler recordings, probably shows best what Mahler's music would have sounded like conducted by Mahler.

The NAC orchestra will be performing Mahler's 4th symphony on June 1st and 2nd, more info:
Symphony No. 4
Gustav Mahler/Jo Vincent, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Willem Mengelberg - Live: the Radio Recordings - Avro