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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimace View Post
    Super unfair game, with target my musical extinction and humiliation! I listen (and I love) ONLY the Klaus! Our friend Becca knew this and put the other guys into the game, so I found nothing! (The Simon boy is the one who managed the symphony to last more than an hour? The new Abbado in musical delay...)
    The Rattle is only 57 minutes long but the Tilson Thomas is over 62 minutes!

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    Interesting to find this thread just at this moment. Over the past two weeks, I've been listening to the L.A. Philharmonic's performance of this piece, conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, which is still available here for the next week or two at symphonycast.com:

    https://www.yourclassical.org/progra...des/2018/11/05

    Has anyone here heard this yet? I've been totally blown away by this performance. It's uneven in spots but has a spontaneous and natural feel to it unlike any I've heard before. The 4th was never my favorite Mahler piece but hearing this performance has let me hear it in a whole new way. When they take this recording down off the web site, I know I'm going to miss it and need to find a new recording for my collection to replace it so I've been researching what might be a good one to have. Would love to hear what any of you think of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomyum2 View Post
    Interesting to find this thread just at this moment. Over the past two weeks, I've been listening to the L.A. Philharmonic's performance of this piece, conducted by Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, which is still available here for the next week or two at symphonycast.com:

    https://www.yourclassical.org/progra...des/2018/11/05

    Has anyone here heard this yet? I've been totally blown away by this performance. It's uneven in spots but has a spontaneous and natural feel to it unlike any I've heard before. The 4th was never my favorite Mahler piece but hearing this performance has let me hear it in a whole new way. When they take this recording down off the web site, I know I'm going to miss it and need to find a new recording for my collection to replace it so I've been researching what might be a good one to have. Would love to hear what any of you think of this.
    Had a listen to this earlier. Its certainly quite a graceful performance and is mostly well played and sung, however i like a bit more clout in my Mahler and i think it loses some momentum in places which really affects it. Theres some good recommendations in this thread so have a read through and see if you get any inspiration from there. Also check out the 5 accounts Becca posted. I have since got one of these as its an excellent 4th (but i still prefer Honeck). Have a listen to a few different ones on youtube too. Thanks for the heads-up on this one, though.
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    Incidentally, Thomyum2, if you like that LAPO account you will definitely enjoy Janson's vision of Mahler's 4th. Its a live version with the RCO. Jansons isnt always succesful with Mahler but i greatly enjoy his 1st, 4th and 5th from this set. Give it a try and see what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomyum2 View Post
    Has anyone here heard this yet? I've been totally blown away by this performance. It's uneven in spots but has a spontaneous and natural feel to it unlike any I've heard before. The 4th was never my favorite Mahler piece but hearing this performance has let me hear it in a whole new way. When they take this recording down off the web site, I know I'm going to miss it and need to find a new recording for my collection to replace it so I've been researching what might be a good one to have. Would love to hear what any of you think of this.
    I am listening to it at the moment. Let me start by saying that I think highly of MG-T and think she will become one of the really good conductors ... in 15 or so years, but this Mahler 4th, so far, is disappointing. The first movement is marked Bedächtig, nicht eilen - moderate, do not rush, but her 1st movement has to be one of the fastest that I've heard so she misses quite a bit *. The problem is generally that so often M4 is talked about being Mahler's sunniest work, but that is only a superficial view. Admittedly it isn't anything like (e.g.) the 6th, but it is important to remember that in the second movement, the concertmaster plays a violin tuned higher than the rest of the orchestra and that was an inspiration from the Bocklin's painting Self-Portrait with Death playing the Fiddle - not exactly sunny.

    Into the 3rd movement now and she is really slowing down.

    ...more to follow
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