36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 280: Time travel with YouTube—Mahler 4


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 280 — Time travel with YouTube—Mahler 4
08-May-1972 (Montag–Mon.)


Bernstein Mahler 4

Regular day.

Mahler’s 4th at night. Much better.


Mahler 4. After a normal day, Mahler’s 4th at night. This sounds like the actual concert of the Bernstein-Mahler series. Yesterday morning may have been the televised version, or the final rehearsal. You can never tire of Mahler—or Bernstein and the amazing Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The opening photo shows Bernstein conducting the VPO in this concert of Mahler 4.

Time travel through the magic of YouTube. Yes, folks. It’s time travel. It’s truly magic. It’s like stepping into a time machine or the gate thingy from “Stargate” on TV. Here is a look at the actual Mahler 4 concert from tonight (or yesterday morning)—36 years ago. Amazing, these Internet(s). Enjoy.

Great audio and video quality. It seems like analog recording was pretty good 36 years ago. You can even hear Bernstein occasionally mumbling (5:31–5:38; 6:39 and others) as he conducts. The audio and video quality is quite remarkable. This is analog, not digital, and it looks and sounds really great. If you are a teacher, using these YouTube videos gives students a great look at musical performances.

Roland Berger. The photo below is of VPO first horn, Roland Berger, an amazing player of the Viennese horn tradition. Some great horn playng in the first movement of Mahler 4.

Roland Berger plays Mahler 4

YouTube Links:

Bernstein-Mahler 4, Movement 1 (1972) and the Vienna Philharmonic

Bernstein-Mahler 4, Movement 2 (1972) and the Vienna Philharmonic


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