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Thread: Would you go to Mahler's 4th locally or travel for Rachmaninoff's 3rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oliver View Post
    Another vote for Mahler.
    Oh well - as I thought I was in no condition to travel. The Mahler 4 was good. I am going to keep my eyes open for a concert performance of Rach 3.

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    IMHO, Mahler's 4th is a wonderful, lovely symphony. The third movement Ruhevoll is quite beautiful--an exquisite symphonic movement.

    Rachmaninoff's 3rd is interesting at best.
    Last edited by hoodjem; Dec-10-2019 at 22:58.

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    Both works are wonderful, but Rachmaninoff's achingly beautiful work needs more love here. It's nostalgic, the Russian's looking back to the past and feels out of place (the glory years long gone, the life as he knew it over).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radames View Post
    That's what's going on in early May - my local symphony is doing Mahler's 4th, but Springfield MA Symphony is doing the much much more rare Rachmaninoff 3rd. What would you do? Go to the local Mahler 4 or travel 200 miles for the Rachmaninoff 3rd?
    My local orchestra did the Mahler 1st symphony last year. I have loved most of their other concerts, but they couldn't quite handle this one. Seiji Ozawa is quoted as saying that there are passages in Mahler that push the limits of instrumental technique. If that is true of the Mahler 4th, I would not listen to it played by anything other than a world class orchestra.
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    Travel or go locally for both, whoever is performing them

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    In the UK to travel 200 miles to a concert is practically unheard of.

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    I'd stay local, because Sir Harrison Birtwistle says that listening to Rachmaninov is bad for one's health, & the flu season has started early this year.
    Last edited by Josquin13; Dec-10-2019 at 22:03.

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    I'd travel up to 100 miles to see and hear a Mahler 4th. As for any Rachmaninov symphony, I wouldn't pay money. However, I would pay big bucks to see the Rach. 3rd piano concerto and a few of his solo piano works.

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    Five years after the question was asked, one would need a time machine as well as a tank of gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
    IMHO, Mahler's 4th is a wonderful, lovely symphony. The third movement Ruhevoll is quite beautiful--an exquisite symphonic movement.

    Rachmaninoff's 3rd is interesting at best.

    Good answer only question no longer stands in my humble opinion.
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    I follow 3 of the best orchestras here (BFO, HRSO, HNPO), I travel 80 miles (twice) for a performance.
    Last edited by perempe; Dec-11-2019 at 20:24.

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