Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Malher No.1 Second Movement

I love Mahler No.1.  The second movement is such an amazingly happy dance suite.  I smile when listening to it. The second movement is a modified minuet and trio. Mahler replaces the minuet with a Ländler, a 3/4 dance-form that was a precursor to the Austrian waltz. This is a popular structure in Mahler’s other ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Mahler Symphony No.3

In its final form, the work has six movements, grouped into two Parts: Kräftig. Entschieden (Strong and decisive) [D minor to F major] Tempo di Menuetto (In the tempo of a minuet) [A major] Comodo (Scherzando) (Comfortably, like a scherzo) [C minor to C major] Sehr langsam—Misterioso (Very slowly, mysteriously) Lustig im Tempo und keck ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classic Music Interlude – Mahler Symphony No.2 ‘Auferstehung’

Hey, do you have 90 minutes?  I hope so, Mahler’s Second Symphony demands your time.   The work in its finished form has five movements: Allegro maestoso Musically, the first movement – written in C minor – though passing through a number of different moods, often resembles a funeral march, and is violent and angry. ...