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.