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  • Das Lied von der Erde

    29 47.54%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro Con Brio View Post
    You have to read it alongside the poetic text and realize that it is the work of a dying man with all his hope stripped away. Some might say that the context doesn't matter, but for me it certainly does.
    I don't hear it that way at all... and I love Das Lied. I think there is hope and joie de vivre all over the work. (To clarify, this goes for both text and music).
    Last edited by flamencosketches; May-01-2020 at 16:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    I don't hear it that way at all... and I love Das Lied. I think there is hope and joie de vivre all over the work. (To clarify, this goes for both text and music).
    I would think you're in a clear minority with this interpretation, including how Mahler felt about it himself.

    “What do you think,” he asked Bruno Walter, “Is it at all bearable? After hearing this, won’t people want to do away with themselves?”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    I would think you're in a clear minority with this interpretation, including how Mahler felt about it himself.

    “What do you think,” he asked Bruno Walter, “Is it at all bearable? After hearing this, won’t people want to do away with themselves?”
    Maybe so, but I would find it surprising. I've never seen Das Lied as an entirely dark or depressing work, but something that is transcendental. But then again, I suppose I am always someone who can find light in the dark and dark in the light. Please, someone tell me I'm not crazy...

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    You are not crazy.

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    I am shocked I voted against The Rite!

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    Easy one, I would have voted Le sacre du printemps over almost anything.
    I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry." - John Cage

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