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  • Mr. Rihm is sometimes described as a Mahlerian neo-Romantic, but this work, with its dreadnought ostinatos and slaughterhouse chorales, seems more like a post-Cold War updating of the language of Berg’s Lulu.

    Philip Roth���s Grim Everyman Takes a Bow with Tak��cs

  • He's been doing a Mahler cycle for the last number of years with varying degrees of success, and unfortunately everything "classical" that he conducts lately sounds Mahlerian, which is not good.

    Atlantic Crossing

  • "It was the dramatic climax of the piece and it needed a kind of Mahlerian swirl," says McClatchy.

    Big Brother sings!

  • Stutzmann's absence made the evening all the rosier, in that the tenor of the program shifted from Mahlerian angst (Songs on the Death of Children -- "Kindertotenlieder" -- are hardly mood-lifters) to sweetness and light.

    Eschenbach, Mozart, Mahler and the NSO -- getting along famously

  • The highlight was a breathy, half-whispered Urlicht (another theme later redeveloped in the Second Symphony) and a richly comic Lob des hohen Verstandes (Praise of Lofty Intellect), a Mahlerian jibe at music critics.

    Hallé/Elder - review

  • He had become a Mahlerian in 1933 when he heard the Fourth in London conducted by Webern.

    Mahler’s mass following

  • Langford was dead by then and his successor Neville Cardus at first seemed to be only a lukewarm Mahlerian.

    Mahler’s mass following

  • If Sir Adrian Boult seems an unlikely Mahlerian, the facts contradict the assumption.

    Mahler’s mass following

  • At first I thought maybe the group had left it all on the athletic field of "Partita," but I actually think it was Knussen's conducting style, precisely cued and impeccably balanced, but missing the Mahlerian sweep — Sung's conducting, with its forward momentum and high emotional temperature, would have actually been a boon here.

    Magna Carter (8): You've got a head start

  • That semiotically nostalgic cast had become more potent with the rise of atonality — when George Rochberg looked to rewind atonal modernism, for example, he opted for Mahlerian tonality — but, of course, the seeds of atonality can be found in the adventurous chromaticism of late Romanticism.

    Every night, they say, he sings the herd to sleep

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