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    Next year, the Detroit Symphony is having two concerts that I really want to go to. However, they are only a couple of weeks apart. The former is a performance of Mahler 7 with James Conlon. The latter is a premiere, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and Respighi’s Fountains and Pines of Rome with Midori on the violin and Jader Bignamini conducting, who will be starting next season as the Music Director. I am considering Mahler 7 because I have a goal to hear all of the Mahler symphonies performed live, and I am also considering the latter because I want to see the new Music Director as well as have a better variety of works. If you were me, which would you choose? thanks!

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    I'd pick the Mahler. He's a composer that really benefits from being heard live in a concert hall, rather than on record. All music does, but especially large scale works like Mahler's.

    I'm not a big fan of Respighi, and you'll presumably have plenty of opportunities to hear your new music director.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post
    I'd pick the Mahler. He's a composer that really benefits from being heard live in a concert hall, rather than on record. All music does, but especially large scale works like Mahler's.

    I'm not a big fan of Respighi, and you'll presumably have plenty of opportunities to hear your new music director.
    What he said, and I'm also not a fan of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

    However, if I did like those composers and wanted to see Midori and the new music director, I'd go with door no. 2.

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    For me the clear choice is the Mahler. Mahler is true concert-hall theater, and an opulently-scored bonanza like the 7th would be, I would imagine, one of the most fun symphonic experiences one could see live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    ..... and I'm also not a fan of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
    Seriously??

    Wow! I know music is a matter of taste, but I just can´t fathom a lover of Classical Music not like Tchaikovsky´s Violin Concerto.

    To me, it is one of the most perfect pieces of music ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas Priest Fan View Post
    Seriously??

    Wow! I know music is a matter of taste, but I just can´t fathom a lover of Classical Music not like Tchaikovsky´s Violin Concerto.

    To me, it is one of the most perfect pieces of music ever!
    I'm not you...........................

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