Happy Birthday, Gustav

Today I turned 31 and Gustav Mahler turned 150. While he is, and always will be, a far greater composer than I, I can take solace in knowing that I look a lot better. At least for now….

Obviously there will be a ton of orchestras and record labels looking to capitalize on this occasion. But Deutsche Grammaphon’s Mahler150.com I think is pretty neat. Here you can listen and compare many versions of each symphony, which allows one to begin to hear the nuances of each conductor’s slightly different approach. If you create an account you can listen to entire works and select your own cycle of best performances.

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