CLASSICAL OPUS no.96

Gustav Mahler – “Adagietto from 5th symphony, part III, 4th mvmt”

グスタフ・マーラー – 「第5交響曲のアダジエート、パートIII、第4楽章」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 11 minutes

Buoyant but rueful, hummable and redemptive, this fragment is scored for strings and harp only. Mahler’s palette shines with web-like contours and his aficionados bicker over who best gives it justice: von Karajan, Klemperer or Bernstein.  But his 5th Symphony is also irredeemably cross-textual, equipped with a Wagnerian quote, impregnated with Thomas Mann’s inspiration and immortalized by Luchino Visconti’s ultimate fresco.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6926092

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._5_(Mahler)

 

A REFLECTION

When a sighing begins

In the violins

Of the autumn-song,

My heart is drowned

In the slow sound

Languorous and long

 

Paul Verlaine: “Autumn song”

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