Curved Air presents:
What was James Levine good at, you might ask? Opera, and Mahler. Goodbye, James. Let’s listen to some funeral music from Mahler, conducted by Levine.
We open tonight with a rare organ piece. I wish I knew more organ music but most of it is from the Baroque period and I just don’t know much about that.
Tonight is a sort of grab bag from different eras and different temperaments. I wonder what Mahler would think of Bryars? Or Bruckner of Mahler?
Our finale is Mahler’s finale to his glorious Ninth Symphony, conducted by the late James Levine. Seek out the entire symphony some time…
Michael Farris, “Franck - 3 Pieces for Organ: No. 1. Fantaisie In a Major, M. 35”
Delos - 1988
James Levine & The Philadelphia Orchestra, “Symphony No. 1, III. Feierlich und gemessen”
Sony - 2010
Gavin Bryars, Owen Underhill & CBC Radio Orchestra, “By the Vaar”
CBC - 2000
Aldo Ciccolini, “Piano Concerto No. 3, I. Moderato assai”
EMI Classics - 2011
Berlin Philharmonic & Lorin Maazel, “Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 Nowak ed): III. Adagio (Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend)”
Warner Classics - 2000
James Levine & The Philadelphia Orchestra, “Symphony No. 9, IV. Adagio”
Sony - 2010
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