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It's all about the music, dude! Sit down, relax and listen to some tunes.

Depends On Whether You Want The Real Mahler or Polite Suburban Sedan Mahler

The Walter's pretty good.

But, if you want all of the raw energy of Mahler - if you want the power with which Mahler himself wouldn've brought to his music - then there's only one - SOLTI/LSO on Decca London.

See that sketch of Mahler conducting? That's just one of many that Mahler inspired.

Now -- think for a moment. Think. Why would Mahler inspire such drawings? Such caricatures? And, who so many in the same vein?

Why? Was because he was gentle, kind, placid conductor?

Was because he conducted music the way listeners these days like to hear post-Beethoven repertoire - restrained, underplayed, stifled, underpowered, polite, reticent?

Or, because HE WAS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF THAT??

You decide.
Severius! Supremus Invictus


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