Most Beautiful Passages of Each Mahler Symphony

July 18, 2018

 

Published on Nov 12, 2016

Richard Atkinson chooses and analyzes a “most beautiful passage” from each of Mahler’s 9 symphonies. This is a fair use educational commentary that uses small excerpts from live recordings of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Symphonies #1-7 and #9), Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Symphony #8), and Pierre Boulez at Bayreuth (Götterdämmerung excerpt). For best results, view this video full-screen and listen with good-quality headphones or speakers. All recordings used have been previously published on YouTube and time-indexed links to the chosen passages are provided below: Symphony #1: https://youtu.be/4XbHLFkg_Mw?t=41m42s Symphony #2: https://youtu.be/4MPuoOj5TIw?t=43m37s Symphony #3: https://youtu.be/9Yr720ftjaA?t=1h29m Symphony #4: https://youtu.be/YnfhInZLmUQ?t=44m25s Symphony #5: https://youtu.be/vOvXhyldUko?t=51m7s Symphony #6: https://youtu.be/YsEo1PsSmbg?t=33m3s Symphony #7: https://youtu.be/QdxvC7NNSLQ?t=11m25s Götterdämmerung: https://youtu.be/_ww4JHkloa8?t=3h30m45s Symphony #8: https://youtu.be/O5n4TbNMq1Q?t=1h15m27s Symphony #9: https://youtu.be/tkChdHBuoiQ?t=1h2m35s