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    Default Alan Gilbert - what do you think of his conducting?

    I hope to visit a New Yourk Philharmonic Orchestra concert next year...

    So, what do you think about their new condcutor Alan Gilber and esp. about his Mahler?

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    After what happened during last night's Mahler 9, I think more will be attracted to Alan Gilbert.

    http://super-conductor.blogspot.com/...terrupted.html

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    I have posted a few times on my general disappointment with Mr. Gilbert's work as I experienced it in TV roadcasts. I heard him in Richard Strauss and most recently in Bernstein and Gershwin.

    In the line of great American conductors (Schippers, Bernstein, Maazel, Levine and Slatkin come to mind), I find that Mr. Gilbert does not belong. Maybe in time... I have not heard his Mahler, so I can't comment on it.

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    I like his recording of Mahler's 9th symphony with the Royal Stockholm orchestra. That's the only thing I've heard conducted by him, I think it's good...

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    Well, interesting. In fact I did not attend his concert (Mahler's Fifth) in Berlin, because it was hard to book it. So, I heard the Ninth with Barenboim instead, which was good, despite awful Mozart.

    So, maybe I will listen to him some other day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    After what happened during last night's Mahler 9, I think more will be attracted to Alan Gilbert.

    http://super-conductor.blogspot.com/...terrupted.html
    So enjoyed reading the comments posted on this and other blogs. I'm glad so may people were in the hall to hear it happen

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    There was also recently an article about his quest for a personal style at the NYPHO, but in dutch. The NY and Mr Gilbert are playing a few dates in the Concertgebouw this week. I will be in attendance on monday.
    "Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody." - Rousseau

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    A swan song article, for what could be NYPO's oddest appointment. In fairness, Muti, Rattle, others turned them down, and a flurry of conducting deaths and health issues over the past decade didn't help.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/a...ened.html?_r=0

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