Richard Atkinson

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:

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Symphony #7: Götterdämmerung:

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Richard Atkinson

Published on Aug 2, 2016

Richard Atkinson analyzes the magnificent counterpoint in the finale of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, no. 41 in C major, K. 551, culminating in the coda, during which 5 of the previously introduced themes are combined at once, in five-part invertible counterpoint. This is a fair use educational commentary that uses excerpts from a recording by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, directed by Sir Neville Marriner.

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