Symphony No. 6, 3. Andante Moderato (17:10)

Cover of 6. Symphonie, Rckert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder

From 6. Symphonie, Rckert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder

Probably one of the most beautiful pieces written by Gustav Mahler. The major theme is also known as the Alma (his wife and later muse of artistic Vienna) theme. On a musical level the admiration for the Wagnerian principles of endless melodies is incorporated in a brilliant fashion. Much like the Tristan und Isolde opera where only at the last instance the melody is brought home.

This specific recording performed by the Chicago Symphony orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado is very nice and slow. Other performances sometimes play it quite fast (Andante) but Mr Abbado manages to
pace it to almost an Adagio which suites this piece slightly better.

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  • AnneChovie

    I wouldn’t go as far as to say that MUSIKLUBBER was soulless, but I am a bit astonished that he doesn’t “feel” this. It’s not exactly reserved, it’s and outpouring of expression and if there were to be a criticism it might be called “overemotional”. Compared to Haydn, this is screaming and sobbing. But both have their place, in my humble opinion. OK I lied I know it all and I am not humble about it!

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • AnneChovie

    This looks like this might be the von Karajan reading, the filler material matches. It’s quite nice, whoever is doing it. Mahler’s music is not for people in a hurry!

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • gojirataskforce

    excellent

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • TheTaoist63

    this is sublime - a great piece to listen to at 07:00 whilst at work.

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • TheTaoist63

    MUSIKLUBBER - you have no soul.

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • justicesocial

    no one composes like mahler.

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jcotteri

    beautiful

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • donofrei

    Symphony 38

    16 Nov 2009 Reply
  • musiklubber

    HHMM... I'm not really feeling it. I feel it is supposed to be great, but it's not having that effect on me. But I'm still listening, so maybe I'll be surprised. No. 15 minutes have passed already. Not feeling it.

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • MartintheBrave

    Undertonially mellow, soothing and destressing, also very calming......

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • RAGGLEMAN

    As the master of understatement I declare this to be 'rather lovely'. Can be listened to on so many different levels.......all of them very very beautiful. Wow, I think I'm crying.......

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
  • herrh1977

    whatta beauty

    30 Jun 2009 Reply
  • lgfvanderveen

    so schön!!

    28 Jun 2009 Reply
  • bunkbed21

    breathtaking in scope and execution! bravo!

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • cat_at

    What he did in life echoes in eternity

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Benavex

    Exqusito...como las suaves ondas sobre las superficie de un lago que llegan a la orilla para hacer vibrar los granos de tierra.

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Rojifox

    seriously beautiful

    19 May 2009 Reply
  • gire_mx

    ufff, this is so good!

    21 Apr 2009 Reply
  • camuncha

    I love this one along with # 5, .........

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • juez41

    Impresionante. Unico.

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
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