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Mahler or Bruckner?

Mahler and Bruckner are similar. They are known, but not known. They each produced nine very long symphonies that broke typical orchestral formulas.

So, which do you prefer and why.

by Anonymousreply 34March 25, 2023 10:59 AM

I like both for different reasons, but I chose Mahler.

I love Mahler's First, Fifth, and Seventh.

I love Bruckner's Sixth and Eighth.

by Anonymousreply 1March 18, 2023 11:31 PM

Mahler is so dull and overrated.

by Anonymousreply 2March 18, 2023 11:43 PM

R2 Really? Why do you say that?

by Anonymousreply 3March 18, 2023 11:50 PM

The Van Wyck is usually the best expressway to take, the Hutch isn’t to bad either.

by Anonymousreply 4March 18, 2023 11:58 PM

Voting for Mahler on behalf of my wife. She found his music more melodic, which made it more fun for her to play.

by Anonymousreply 5March 19, 2023 12:10 AM

Tried listening to both. Couldn't get into either.

by Anonymousreply 6March 19, 2023 12:30 AM

ladies who lunch

Stritch reportedly thought he was a chocolate cake.

by Anonymousreply 7March 19, 2023 12:36 AM

Elaine Stritch told me who to like.

by Anonymousreply 8March 19, 2023 12:38 AM

Mahler is winning by a landslide

by Anonymousreply 9March 19, 2023 3:12 AM

And one for Mahler.

by Anonymousreply 10March 19, 2023 3:48 AM

MAHLER. Good God, Bruckner is BORING.

And Bruckner's Ninth is incomplete, so he only left eight symphonies. Mahler left nine plus however you want to classify Das Lied.

by Anonymousreply 11March 19, 2023 3:57 AM

People who like Mahler also like Henry James, have leather patches on their cardigan's elbows, drink sherry, quote Alexander Pope, and eschew televisions. Pretentious doesn't even begin to describe them.

by Anonymousreply 12March 19, 2023 4:43 AM

R12 Well, I am 3/6 (the first three)

by Anonymousreply 13March 19, 2023 1:16 PM

I detest bruckner. Mahler is much more interesting

by Anonymousreply 14March 19, 2023 1:21 PM

What’s wrong with liking Henry James?

by Anonymousreply 15March 19, 2023 1:31 PM

what'a wrong with liking william james either?

by Anonymousreply 16March 19, 2023 2:51 PM

Mahler, only because I like his movie soundtracks. Never heard of the other guy.

by Anonymousreply 17March 19, 2023 8:38 PM

[quote]Mahler or Bruckner?

Mahler and Bruckner.

by Anonymousreply 18March 19, 2023 8:40 PM

Sarong so wrong

by Anonymousreply 19March 19, 2023 10:35 PM

Mahler is my favorite composer. I like 2, 6, and 3 the most. I have a lot of Bruckner, but in almost 40 years, I don’t really know one symphony from another.

I don’t do anything else r12 lists.

by Anonymousreply 20March 23, 2023 5:32 AM

Perhaps a piece of Mahler.

That's chocolate, right.

by Anonymousreply 21March 23, 2023 5:52 AM

R21 = R7

by Anonymousreply 22March 23, 2023 5:54 AM

Mahler 5 is the mandatory soundtrack for any twink-chaser's life.

by Anonymousreply 23March 23, 2023 7:40 AM

R23 What do you mean? I love Mahler's fifth and I am not a twink chaser

by Anonymousreply 24March 23, 2023 2:12 PM

I’ll drink to that, R7!

Hell, I’ll drink to anything.

by Anonymousreply 25March 23, 2023 2:20 PM

I really wish I could appreciate Mahler/Bruckner because that's all the NY Phil ever programs. For symphonies, I'm more into Shostakovich and early John Adams.

by Anonymousreply 26March 23, 2023 2:26 PM

Harmonium is great, but it is no Mahler 1

by Anonymousreply 27March 23, 2023 6:03 PM

Both are great in their own way

by Anonymousreply 28March 23, 2023 9:18 PM

Both should be played simultaneously

by Anonymousreply 29March 23, 2023 9:21 PM

R29, that would be cock-ophany of sound.

by Anonymousreply 30March 23, 2023 11:48 PM

R26, I'm surprised that Mahler leaves you cold if you're into Shostakovich.

And that's become a big problem with orchestras all over the world; if they want to fill a hall, they put a Mahler or Bruckner symphony on the program. So much other interesting repertoire gets ignored.

by Anonymousreply 31March 24, 2023 12:12 AM

Mahler and Shostakovich are very different composers in my view. Mahler has his feet in the 19th century while looking forward. Shostakovich seems firmly planted in the horrors of the mid-20th century.

by Anonymousreply 32March 24, 2023 12:28 AM

A little Mahler for your evening enjoyment. (Not little, really. The Third Symphony is the longest symphony in all of music.)

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by Anonymousreply 33March 25, 2023 3:32 AM

a long song

by Anonymousreply 34March 25, 2023 10:59 AM
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