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Maestro Eugene's Podcast 3: Poetry, Mahler and Tennyson

Maestro Eugene's Podcast 3: Poetry, Mahler and Tennyson

Poetry, Mahler, and Tennyson - Approaching Beethoven's 9th. This is the third in a series of podcasts I began with the idea to simply walk with you through various composers and their music. Any tool, whether for music lovers, musicians or those new to "classical" music, is always helpful to hear from anyone and everyone who has performed, studied, lived, taught and/or conducted the wide array and miscellany of musical works in the repertoire, be they familiar masterworks or gems that are less frequently performed. In this podcast, with the intention being able to eventually approach listening and talking about Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, I present just the simplest of ideas about music as language, poetry as an expression of the soul and dare to render a "musician's" interpretation of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem Ulysses as a means to allow words, poetic words, to just "wash over us." I repeat some of the ideas I presented in my first podcast for emphasis and simply move on to s