Performer’s Perspective- Mahler 7, a culmination

Originally published in 2010: I finally managed to make it to one of the Mahler in Manchester concerts this past weekend (in spite of my blog project, I’ve had concerts of my own every previous concert night). Happily, this time I had a rehearsal in Manchester, so I was able to catch Gianandrea Noseda and […]

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In praise of copulating warthogs

So….. It wouldn’t have been too surprising if I had felt a little bit picked on the other day when a critic compared the noises I made while conducting Sibelius 7 to those made by a certain notorious women’s tennis champion: -Tension and momentum were impressively sustained throughout, though the conductor’s energetic gestures to the strings brought […]

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Conductor Conversations- Gianandrea Noseda on Mahler

The Bridgewater Hall- Mahler in Manchester Our first “conductor conversation” for Mahler in Manchester took place on Friday at Studio 7 in Manchester. I met Gianandrea after his final rehearsal of Kurt Schwertsik’s Nachtmusiken- the orchestra was on great form, and the new piece is very good. He’s been called “the conductor who could save […]

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Performer’s Perspective- Mahler 1, a challenge

The Bridgewater Hall- Mahler in Manchester Mahler in Manchester begins this weekend, as Gianandrea Noseda leads the BBC Philharmonic in Mahler’s 1st Symphony. The performance takes place at 7:30 PM on the 16th of January, 2010 in The Bridgewater Hall Even today, the First probably remains Mahler’s most popular piece- a generation ago, it was […]

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