Saturday, June 26, 2010

Symphony 5.28.10

The last weekend of the Utah Symphony season was Mahler 1 and a Mozart piano concerto: such a nice combination. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to attend with David or not (due to reasons regarding children that seem less important now than they did that night...) but finally decided I wanted to be with David for the concert and the party afterward, especially because I've been in love with Mahler 1 since college.

And it was a lovely night. The Mozart was gentle, and the Mahler was emotional.

It always is.

And I think it always will be, especially after this last month. I love the third movement, the funeral march based on Frere Jacques. The countermelody, pulled from one of his song cycles, talks about the restfulness found under a linden tree, and how under the tree, all is well again.


Kim said...

Mahler 1 is such a beautiful symphony. I didn't realize we both had college connections to it! Such sweet, sweet emotions do come from that movement. Watching it brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my heart. Isn't it amazing what music can do? Love you so much, looking forward to giving you the biggest hug.

Gaylene said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for posting the piece.

Lara said...

I love Mahler 1, too.

I can see how it would definitely take on a bit of new meaning for you now.

PS I love your shoes, too. :)

Emilia said...

First of all...I love mahler 1. Secondly...cute shoes!!! :)