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    Can you imagine Celibidache, of course after he became acquainted with Buddhism, conducting Mahler's symphonies? How long would they drag on? 2 hours or more? His Adagios would have been what eternity might have sounded like in music.( of course we have glimpses of eternity from his Bruckner...
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    Hi everyone! New member here, but I've been reading your great forum for some time. I've been wondering for quite some time about the climax in the Adagio of Bruckner's seventh symphony, since it seems that the timpani part seems to vary quite a bit. I have enclosed an image showing the three...
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    As you may know, I am currently suffering an incurable Bruckneritis with all the recordings I can find, so I rate all of them and make my top rank. Yesterday, for an hour of leisure before dinner, I watched this whole rehearsal of Celibidache conducting Symphony No.9. It is fortunately in...
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    "The goal of art and music is not to be beautiful. Its goal is ultimate truth." one of my favorites quotes from this interview. I wanted to start this thread just because Celibidache expressed clearly what he thinks music is for. May be one can disagree with something, may be it should have...
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    So,looking at a fourth Brahms cycle as his music grows ever more indispensible to me. Hugely enjoying both Levine/CSO and Wand/NDRSO: Karajan/BPO (80s) starting to excite me a little less. Looking for something excellent and/or different to what I know, and have kind of narrowed it to these six...
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    We all know and love/despise Sergiu Celibidache, the egomaniac from Romania whose many pupils inherited his invaluable teaching and failed to be quite the name of their mentors, probably because of his scathing and uncompromising standardswhich resulted in some very critial remarks that probably...
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