The king likes blue pencil

Score marking was a popular topic at the 2009 Rose City International Conductor’s Workshop, although there were more questions than answers. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to see how the king did it.

Over at the NY Phil website, you can see a meticulously scanned copy of Mahler’s working score of this own 1st Symphony, also used by Bruno Walter. Amazing.

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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  1. Pingback: Write It Down In Blue: Mahler’s Markings | Classical Music

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