The Berlin Philharmonic want to change the sound of Mahler
September 28, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
Specifically, they are inviting anyone to submit a remix of their recording of the first movement of Mahler’s first symphony. As radical as you like. The site’s here.
Personally I have no problem with Mahler retakes by the likes of Matthew Herbert.
But this competition lacks focus. What, exactly, are the Berlin Phil trying to achieve – except, perhaps, to seem trendy?
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