“The Fifth is an accursed work.  No one gets the point” Gustav Mahler I think Gustav may have been a little hard on himself in this case.  The form of the last movement is surely difficult to describe.  Well, maybe not.  If one is looking for a classical Rondo, the form of this movement is... Continue Reading →


“Mahler’s marches are like heart attacks, his chorales like all christendom gone mad  … Mahler is German music multiplied by N” Leonard Bernstein on Mahler “The Scherzo is a devil of a movement…” Mahler on the third movement of the Fifth Symphony Mahler still has one foot in the 19th century, and in musical classicism.... Continue Reading →

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