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October 30, 2006



Thank you. This is a very, very fine post. Your account of Mahler is superb.

Speaking of “beautiful entropy,” I wonder if you are familiar with the Ukrainian composer, Valentin Silvestrov, who pushes Mahler’s symphonic compositions to an intriguing threshold? If you’re not already familiar with him, I would highly recommend the 5th symphony. Like Mahler, there is a sublime disjunction between the dense texture of heavily compressed time and the surface which retracts from that thickness.


Thanks. I know some Silvestrov, but not the fifth. I'll check it out and let you know waht I think. I'm enjoying your blog...


Yes, please do let me know what you think. You also mentioned a book on Mahler you have coming out - do let me know when details appear. Dylan.

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