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1 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #29: Drawn from the source2011-10-07 15:30:00
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2 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #28: A Rhine journey2011-10-07 15:24:00
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3 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides2011-10-07 15:18:00
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4 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #25: Carmen's life in an hour2011-10-07 15:03:00
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5 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves2011-10-07 10:51:00
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6 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #24: Balkan fireworks2011-10-07 10:42:00
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7 Beethoven and more podcast #23: Gypsy improv2011-10-07 10:28:00
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8 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #22: Full of fire2011-10-07 10:18:00
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9 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #21: Up to speed2011-10-07 10:03:00
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10 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #13: Minimal music to maximum effect2011-09-30 12:45:00
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11 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #19: A grand duet2011-09-30 11:48:00
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12 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #20: Looking back, looking ahead2011-09-30 11:48:00
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13 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #16: Devilish dance2011-09-30 11:47:00
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14 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #17: 19th century rockstar2011-09-30 11:47:00
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15 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #18: Written for a prodigy2011-09-30 11:47:00
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16 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #15: Inner power2011-09-30 11:46:00
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17 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'2011-09-30 11:45:00
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18 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army2011-09-23 18:58:00
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Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army

The fourth and last movement of Gustav Mahler's Titan Symphony shuttles the listener off to a universe that encapsulates passion, majesty, epic and delicacy.Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan): 4th movement: Stormily agitated. Energetic Budapest Festival Orchestra Conductor: Ivan Fischer MP3 recorded by West German Radio, Cologne (WDR) on September 17, 2011 in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn What would the result be of assembling the best musicians from the Liszt Conservatory into one orchestra? The answer is the Budapest Festival Orchestra, founded twenty-eight years ago by conductor Ivan Fischer. When 18th century British musicologist Charles Burney heard the Mannheim Orchestra, probably the best of its time, he called it an “army of generals”. These Hungarian virtuosos constitute a similarly powerful musical force of our time. As there is no successful army without intelligent strategy, Ivan Fischer planned his Mahlerian campaign carefully, focusing on the musical contrasts.  The last movement of the "Titan" Symphony summarizes a small universe which encapsulates passion, majesty, epic and delicacy. It was conceived initially as a tone poem. The program notes of the fourth movement read: “from hell to paradise, expression of a deeply wounded soul”. There is certainly much painful drama but also light and hope in this music. In his childhood, Mahler enjoyed watching band concerts, parades and Jewish popular music. His use of wind instruments is colored by these experiences. We can hear this in the brilliance of the brass fanfares and in the sarcastic - sometimes cutting - lines of the woodwinds. During his formative years Mahler also assimilated Austro-German “high” musical culture, as revealed in the long, thick legato melodies of warm intensity in the strings. With their rendition of the Titan Symphony as a sound fresco of intense, cathartic power, Ivan Fischer and his orchestra generated standing ovations. Author: Maria Santacecilia Editor: Rick Fulker…read more

19 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #11: Full of nuance2011-09-23 18:48:00
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20 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future2011-09-23 18:43:00
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