In the second movement of
Mahler's Ninth Symphony it's first
necessary to know
about a couple of misprints that exist in
especially ones that you may have gotten
off the internet.
Not the best idea to go into an audition
with an Internet part for
reasons such as this.
The first one comes before the Noc et Face
two, three, four, five, six, seven bars.
That bar should be the same as the bar
it's two bars
so that's the first one.
The next one is just the one bar before
the Et face phrasure.
It's the very last note.
So that bar should be
So, with those out of the way, we get to
the style of this movement.
This movement, incredibly stylish, it's
sort of a crazy,
crazy waltz, and it gets faster and faster
So, this excerpt includes at least one
tempo bump and so
you get a chance to so that that silly
side and again,
the bowings are free you have to do what
There are some changes marked,
that, really don't serve the music, some,
slurs that are best broken.
The thing to know, about the chords with
the curved sign on them,
those should be played,
those should be rolled more quickly than
the ones that are noted with grace notes.
So the chord at 25
but then the next one has grace notes.
that you do want to hear the grace notes
before the beat.
So those are the two, two ways to play
chords here and
they're not necessarily a rough sound but
they're, this is a rough, rustic dance.
Near the end there's a tricky
passage I'd like to share with you
fingering for that
So, I'm minimizing shifts.
So, to get up to the high note
So that I can reach and then
and then I stay.
My one is already on
the B flat
Now, I reach up for a third finger on that
A flat, because I have
to cover two strings for the next chord
So it would be a mistake just to put it
on the A,
because then there's hardly any way to
You'll end up with a really bad fifth