Schumann Symphony no. 1, op. 38

This article has been marked as in need of a revisit. That’s where I feel like I didn’t do the piece justice or have more to say (usually because I didn’t know it nearly well enough or didn’t have the … Continue reading Schumann Symphony no. 1, op. 38

Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5

This piece has been revisited, and an updated article has been written. Please read it here.  I’ll keep the original article (below) for posterity, but I would suggest reading the new article instead. performed by the Chicago Symphony under Georg Solti This piece was written between 1901-1902. This is the second week in a row I have been able to write about a piece after having seen it live. The previous week’s post (not the Mozart one) was brought about because I decided it would be convenient to do the Rach symphony in preparation for my attendance of the piece … Continue reading Gustav Mahler: Symphony no. 5