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    Hark! I Am Going To Be The Next Great Conductor!

    Well,I couldn't live without classical music! I am well educated and very knowledgeable and actually largely self-taught in the wonders of music. I lean toward the romantic and 20th century works.My favorite composer is Mahler. I have heard his symphonies live in concert at Detroit's Orchestra Hall. Detroit has a world-class orchestra,by the way. My other"hero" is Shostakovich.I love the orchestral and symphonic music the most. Hearing a great orchestra playing a great sumphony by a great composer really gets my blood boiling. To me,music is life in sound,it should mirror all the emotions imaginable in a humans brain. I can play entire symphonies in my mind,note-for-note. I think I am musically blessed, I wish to correspond with other people that share my enthusiasm with romantic an 20th century music. My dream is to conduct Mahler's 9th symphony in Vienna or London. I think I could instill in the players the motivation to make the event the ultimate performance! P,S, I think the greatest conductor of all time was Wilhelm Furtwangler.

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    Hello zoned

    Glad to have you become a member here at MIMF.
    You've got some great aspirations listed there - and all can be achieved if one has the personal drive and commitment.

    There are a few threads where Mahler has been mentioned but feel free to start a new discussion in the Classical forum.
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    Thank You

    Thank you Dear Sir for your reply to my message. I am serious,I think classical music is the eigth wonder of the world. You may see me in the news in the future as "self-taught conductor wows audience" Take care,Robert Z.

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    Welcome to Magle International Music Forums, Robert!

    I like your enthusiasm and wish you all the best reaching your goals. Will be looking forward listening to your rendition of Mahler's 9th one day!

    Hope you will have a great time here.

    Kind regards,
    Frederik

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    Hi Robert,

    Welcome aboard the Starship MIMF where everyone is a star. Please do make yourself feel right at home and stay for a spell.

    Cheers

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    Hello Robert,

    Without vision the people perish...go on with your vision and I wait for the time when someday I'll say, "hey, I got to greet that great conductor when he joined MIMF!"

    Welcome to MIMF and feel free to be at ease with most, if not all.

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    Hi Robert

    Welcome to this ship the MIMF. You´ll soon know your way around here among the regulars eager to talk to you and share with you whatever you wish for.
    Best regards,
    intet_at_tabe

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    Hello Robert

    Welcome to the forum, what a wonderful dream you have. Hopefully you can make it true.

    Good luck


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    Welcome to this forum!
    How much education do you have, if not in music? Sounds like you know what you want. How did you teach yourself? I taught myself to read music.
    Jan

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    Born With An Ear For Music

    To Jan and whoever else may be interested, I played the trumpet throughout grade school and High school.So I am educated in music.When I was 25 I took a music appreciation class in college.The experience transformed my life. I was fascinated by all the different composers.I read alot of books on classical music and I started to listen to recordings.At age 25 I converted totally to classical music! The college I went to had a box set of albums of Mahlers synmphonies conducted by Solti and played by the Chicago Symphony.I played those records over and over for months. I was hooked!I am now 50 years old. I have read many books on music...listened to many works and have owned about 1000 cd's. I can conduct. I taught myself! A few years back I read about Gilbert Kaplan conducting Mahler's ressurection sympony.He had no training at all. But he has money. I guess he is some kind of businessman. If he could do it-I can do it. I am educated,talented,but I am not rich! Ha!Ha! So, I dream of one day conducting a Mahler symphony-at least once,that is all I ask. "My time will come"-G.Mahler

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    welcome to the forum! I hope you further your musical education, it is great to know people that have so much enthusiasm for the classical tradition, bravo my friend!
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoned View Post
    To Jan and whoever else may be interested, I played the trumpet throughout grade school and High school.So I am educated in music.When I was 25 I took a music appreciation class in college.The experience transformed my life. I was fascinated by all the different composers.I read alot of books on classical music and I started to listen to recordings.At age 25 I converted totally to classical music! The college I went to had a box set of albums of Mahlers synmphonies conducted by Solti and played by the Chicago Symphony.I played those records over and over for months. I was hooked!I am now 50 years old. I have read many books on music...listened to many works and have owned about 1000 cd's. I can conduct. I taught myself! A few years back I read about Gilbert Kaplan conducting Mahler's ressurection sympony.He had no training at all. But he has money. I guess he is some kind of businessman. If he could do it-I can do it. I am educated,talented,but I am not rich! Ha!Ha! So, I dream of one day conducting a Mahler symphony-at least once,that is all I ask. "My time will come"-G.Mahler
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    Welcome to the Magle International Music Forums. I see you are very ambitious, which is good. I hope your dream will come true and you will be able to conduct Mahler's 9th.


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    Hehe, in a bookstore not far from your home town I stumbled upon a 'couch conductor set' consisting of a well illustrated 'instruction manual' and a genuine conductor's baton that was glued to the book. I was thinking of this set as I was reading your post.

    Seriously, I wish you all the best in your pursuit of musical excellence. We definitely share a passion for great romantic (and late romantic in particular) symphonies. Personally, I am satisfied with conducting Mahler from my couch, even without the baton...

    Nice to see you around

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    Ah! The Power!

    My son is just starting piano lessons (age 4) and definitely has some talent. We were watching the Grieg piano concerto on YouTube, played by various folks, and I showed him the score. He was really impressed by the bits with LOTS of notes - the blacker the page the better - and after watching the very start of mov 1, he said "So, when the conductor goes like THIS" (Accompanying relevant arm movements) "the orchestra has to go BOOM! and play all this here, right?"
    "Yes" I replied "Got it in one!"
    "Wooooowwww!!!!!!"

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