Joel Hill writes:
>>My question is: What should I look/listen for to make its
>>"masterpieceness" more evident to me? I am not coming new to Mahler - his
>>3rd is one of my favorites.
and Mimi Ezust writes:
>Then, buy yourself a few of the less expensive cds. Compare them.
Dare I say you will find help with choice of recordings at the following
and Joel, you will find a short introduction to the work there also.
Hopefully, an explanation of its "materpieceness".
However, as with all great art, pinning down the "why" is fraught with
difficulty. I know of one person who couldn't listen to Mahler without
Tony Duggan, England.
Mahler recordings survey