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Erin Jordan
Mahler’s Symphony No. 5
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 2011
Berlin Philharmonie The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestral performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 while touring in Europe and was conducted by Manfred Honeck. The program is Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor with encores by Josef Strauss and Richard Strauss. I obtained the program from http://www.youtube.com. Watching and listening to a concert on a small computer screen with poor sound quality isn’t ideal but the feelings and emotions were still present. Prior to watching the concert I researched the composer Gustav Mahler. One important piece of musicians is their life history. I learned Gustav had a near death experience prior to composing Symphony No. 5. I believe his struggle with life and death was told in his work. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 begins with a trumpet solo intro and is quickly joined by the bass drums portraying a sense of fear and suspense. The trumpet intro is by far the most memorable feature. The musical theme is a sense of darkness to light, sadness and despair to joyful and hopeful. Many parts also sound as if there is sorrow turned into violence. It is as if Mahler is fighting for something or someone. Quite possibly his own life or even the love of a female. There are frequent changes in tempo and dynamic with crescendo and decrescendo. The cadence of the orchestra allows for more suspense and the need to see what comes next in the story. Many chords to do not harmonize and have a during the “violent” or “turbulent” aspects. The website http://www.everything2.com depicts the piece as “a demonstration of the victory he had won over death.” Overall, I found the symphony to be very enjoying. I should have grabbed a bowl of popcorn and prepared for the “movie” about to take place in my imagination.…...

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