Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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New York Philharmonic – 175th Anniversary Edition

New York Philharmonic – 175th Anniversary Edition


 

Four Improvisations by the Orchestra (February 11, 1964)

Soundtrack to Woody Allen's film "Manhattan"

Barber:

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Violin Concerto, Op. 14

Bartók:

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite)

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Berg:

Wozzeck (highlights)

Lyric Suite - three movements for string orchestra (1928)

Berio:

Sinfonia

Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Benvenuto Cellini Overture

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

Bernstein:

Symphony No. 2 'The Age of Anxiety'

Candide - Overture

West Side Story: Symphonic Dances

On the Waterfront: Symphonic Suite

Borodin:

Symphony No. 2 in B minor

In the Steppes of Central Asia

Brahms:

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Britten:

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

Copland:

Rodeo (Four Dance Episodes)

Billy the Kid - Suite

Connotations

Debussy:

Images for orchestra: II. Ibéria

Rhapsody for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116 'Première rapsodie'

La Mer

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Jeux - Poème dansé

Trois Nocturnes

Dukas:

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World' - Largo

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Slavonic Dance No. 1 in C Major, Op. 46 No. 1

Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Elgar:

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Falla:

El sombrero de tres picos - Suite

Gershwin:

Piano Concerto in F major

An American in Paris, tone poem

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridice): Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Goldmark:

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 26 (Rustic Wedding)

Gould, M:

Spirituals for Orchestra

Philharmonic Waltzes

Grieg:

Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Norwegian Dance, Op. 35 No. 2

Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 3 - March of the Trolls

Handel:

Water Music

Harris, Roy:

Symphony No. 3

Haydn:

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'

Symphony No. 82 in C major, 'The Bear'

Symphony No. 83 in G minor 'The Hen'

Holst:

The Planets, Op. 32

Ippolitov-Ivanov:

Caucasian Sketches – Suite No. 1, Op. 10

Ives, C:

Symphony No. 2

Krenek:

Symphonic Elegy, Op. 105

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand': Part One

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Kindertotenlieder

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne

Messiaen:

L'Ascension (Quatre meditations pour l'orchestre)

Mozart:

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain

Pictures at an Exhibition

Nielsen:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 (FS76) 'The Inextinguishable'

Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 100

Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 - excerpts

Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

Rabaud:

La procession nocturne

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Ravel:

La Valse

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Ma Mère l'Oye

Rapsodie Espagnole

Shéhérazade

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Ma Mère l'Oye

Boléro

Daphnis et Chloé (excerpts)

La Valse

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Semiramide Overture

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Guillaume Tell Overture

La gazza ladra Overture

La scala di seta Overture

Saint-Saëns:

Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31

Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 'Organ Symphony'

Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31

La jeunesse d'Hercule, Op. 50

Phaéton, Op. 39

Le carnaval des animaux

Schelling:

A victory ball; fantasy for orchestra after the poem by Alfred Noyes

Schoenberg:

Erwartung, Op. 17

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

Schubert:

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'

Schuman:

In Praise of Shahn & To Thee Old Cause

Scriabin:

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Symphony No. 4 in A minor, Op. 63

Valse Triste, Op. 44 No. 1

Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: The Swan of Tuonela (No. 2)

Finlandia, Op. 26

Skalkottas:

Greek Dances (4)

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

The Bartered Bride Overture

Smith, J S:

The Star-Spangled Banner

Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Symphony in 3 movements

The Rite of Spring

The Firebird Suite

Pulcinella Suite

Taylor, J D:

Through the Looking Glass

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Suite No. 4 in G major, Op.61 'Mozartiana'

Suite No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43

Marche slave, Op. 31

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Marche slave, Op. 31

1812 Overture, Op. 49

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Swan Lake, Op. 20 (excerpts)

Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 (excerpts)

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Thomas, Ambroise:

Raymond Overture

Varèse:

Amériques

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Serenade to Music

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

Requiem

Wagner:

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture

Siegfried Idyll

Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

Die Walküre: Act 3

Gotterdammerung: Dawn, Siegfried's Rhine Journey & Funeral March


Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic, America’s oldest symphony orchestra

65 CDs of famous New York Philharmonic performances conducted by many of its most renowned music directors, from the very first recording in 1917 up to 1995.

Symphonic and orchestral masterpieces, selected concerto and vocal performances.

20 recordings for the first time on CD, 15 recordings as first authorized releases, remastered from the original discs and tapes using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology.

An all-embracing survey of the orchestra’s recorded achievements, spanning over 75 years of recording history.

Booklet with introduction by Barbara Haws, Archivist and Historian of the New York Philharmonic, photos and facsimiles from the Leon Levy Digital Archives, plus full discographical notes.


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Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (arr. Stein)

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (arr. Stein)


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

Christiane Karg (soprano)

Strauss, J, II:

Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418

arranged by Anton Webern

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

arranged by Arnold Schönberg


Renaud Capuçon (violin), Katja Lammermann (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Alois Posch (double bass), Magali Mosnier (flute), Sebastian Manz (clarinet), Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Herbert Schuch (piano), Gereon Kleiner (harmonium), Leonhard Schmidinger (percussion), Martin Grubinger (percussion)

The fact that this rare gem was considered lost and was only brought back into the repertory in 1993 thanks to a great deal of effort is astounding (even more so considering the relative success it has enjoyed since that time); a chamber-music version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony by the Schoenberg pupil Erwin Stein for his ‘society for private performances of music’. The work was reconstructed from Erwin Stein’s notes in his score of the original symphony and his correspondence with Schoenberg. A tonally pleasing piece in itself, it also gives valuable insight into the compositional structure of the original and provides a creative contribution towards imagining the relationship between two highly important composers. After all, while the circle around Schoenberg truly venerated Gustav Mahler, he in turn took an active and certainly respectful interest in the new paths that Schoenberg had embarked upon. This recording is a fitting contribution to the Mahler anniversary year of 2011, marking the centenary of his death! This is matched by two irresistible, slightly quirky, yet idiomatically highly suitable, distorted Strauss waltzes by Webern and Schoenberg as ‘the icing on the cake’. All played by an incomparable ‘all-star ensemble’ featuring Renaud Capuçon, Antoine Tamestit, Clemens Hagen, Magali Mosnier, Sebastian Manz, Albrecht Mayer, Herbert Schuch, Martin Grubinger among others! They are joined in the last movement of the Mahler symphony by Christiane Karg, singing of ‘heavenly joys’…

“Sensitivity to [context] is a distinguishing mark of all three performances…too many other recordings of Stein’s version succeed only in sounding like mini-Mahler. This dares to go further, to narrow the gap between the original and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony” Gramophone Magazine, June 2017

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Live-Recording: Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 20./21.10.2016


Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony is primarily regarded as the composer’s reaction in the summer of 1908 to the diagnosis of a heart ailment, which he received just before writing the first sketches for the work. Mahler was deeply distraught and cannot have known how few years he still had left to live. His processing and exploration of his life experiences, and of valedictions, the meaning of life, death, salvation, life after death and love, always took place in and through his music. The Ninth Symphony was composed between 1909 and 1910 in Toblach, in a kind of creative frenzy, and was first performed in Vienna on June 26, 1912 by the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of Bruno Walter. Mahler had already died on May 18, 1911, and was no longer able to experience the premiere of his last completed work. Willem Mengelberg, the first ardent conductor of the composer’s works, wrote in his score: "Mahler's soul sings its farewell!" Mahler's Ninth Symphony represents the culmination of a development process. The progressive chromaticism and maximum utilization of the tonal are here taken to their limits - and, for the first time, beyond them. Indeed, the two movements that frame the work, in particular, depart from the tonal entirely, pointing clearly to the dawn of a new musical epoch. Alban Berg even called this symphony "the first work of New Music". The Munich concert event of October 2016 is now being released on CD by BR-KLASSIK – it is an outstanding interpretation of one of the most important compositions of the international symphonic repertoire of the early 20th century.

“What is special is the care [Jansons] the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the engineers have taken with the quieter music: those haunting, shadowy transitions in the Andante; those remote, blanched contrapuntal episodes in the finale. And the final fade-out must surely be among the most fine-spun on record” BBC Music Magazine, June 2017 ****

“Mariss Jansons’s Munich Mahler scores highest for warmth, intelligence and emotional centredness.” Classical Ear, 23rd March 2017 ***

“As ever, Mariss Jansons produces an exquisitely moulded performance, with every transition beautifully managed, and every dynamic scrupulously observed. The orchestra plays with refinement.” Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2017 ***

“Mahler’s Ninth is wonderfully rich in nuance in this recording. The playing of the BR-Orchester under Mariss Jansons is filled with emotion, and yet never threatens to let sentimentality gain the upper hand. This has a great deal to do with the thoroughly musical care taken by Jansons, who is never swept away by the symphony’s programme.” FonoForum, April 2017 *****

“I can’t think of a Ninth with less neurasthenic edge and a more inviting legato character. The playing [is] of predictable finesse…its restrained expressivity and cultured sound provide easeful balm for difficult times” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

“Mariss Jansons here directs a memorable live account of Mahler 9, drawing stunning playing of considerable intensity from his Bavarian orchestra. Immaculately prepared, as usual, I admire Jansons’ masterly control of tempo, dynamic and scale. Beautifully recorded too at the Philharmonie, Munich” MusicWeb International, March 2017

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Roberto Saccà (tenor) & Stephen Gadd (baritone)

Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott

“…I believe it may well be the most personal of my works so far.” Gustav Mahler to Bruno Walter (1908). - The collaboration between the Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott and Tudor began in 2003 with music of farewell, Schubert’s “Unfinished”. With the “Song of the Earth”, the British conductor now says goodbye to his German orchestra, having made history with the recording of Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler’s symphonies.

Mahler’s “Symphony in songs, in six movements for large orchestra, tenor and baritone solo”, in fact his Ninth Symphony - related to Beethoven: ”Do you know the Creator, world?” - is the most moving music of hope and farewell in all of symphonic literature. The encounter with the “Song of the Earth” gives us “heavenly pleasures” while still on earth, in the “Drinking Song of Earth’s Misery”, in the hymns to “Spring, to Autumn, to Youth and Beauty” and in the “Farewell” that leads to a promise: “Everywhere and forever blue is the horizon, forever… forever… forever!” This was best expressed by Hans Werner Henze: “This music speaks as if in a thousand human voices, offering the simplest expressions for the most difficult conditions… While it contains much loss-induced sorrow, it also has messages for the future of mankind: one of these is hope, another - aimed at the very essence of music - is love.”

“Both Gadd and Roberto Saccà tend to a wide vibrato at times. But it’s under control, and Saccà strikes me as ideal…best of all, Gadd injects real, tearful emotion into the great releases of the ‘Farewell’…in the Bamberg orchestra, Nott has a team of players responsive to his every nuance…[a] very singular and involving interpretation” BBC Music Magazine, June 2017 ****

“The recording… does the performances justice… the SACD sound for Tudor has… greater depth and transparency… Those who have been following Nott’s often-impressive Mahler cycle on Tudor need not hesitate… [the release] confirm[s] the stature of Nott among the leading Mahlerians of his generation in presenting what its composer knew was his ‘ninth symphony’ in all save designation and which remains arguably his most audacious conception.” classicalsource.com, May 2017 ****

“The tenor, Roberto Saccà, sounds excellent. His heldentenor experience comes into its own here, ringing with great strength through the perils of the first song, even at the hell-for-leather climax of the ape howling amongst the tombstones. He then lightens the voice beautifully, with only a tiny shade of pushing, in the narrative of Von der Jugend, and he even manages some humour in Der Trunkene im Frühling.” MusicWeb International, May 2017

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Karl Böhm: Great Recordings 1953-1972

Karl Böhm: Great Recordings 1953-1972

Limited Edition


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Berliner Philharmoniker

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Berliner Philharmoniker

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Maria Stader (soprano), Marianna Radev (mezzo-soprano), Anton Dermota (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass), Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale

Berliner Philharmoniker

Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Berliner Philharmoniker

Haydn:

The Seasons

Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Peter Schreier (tenor), Martti Talvela (bass), Wiener Singverein

Wiener Symphoniker

Mahler:

Kindertotenlieder

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Mozart:

Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Serenade No. 9 in D major, K320 'Posthorn'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

Staatskapelle Dresden

Serenade No. 6 in D major, K239 'Serenata Notturna'

Staatskapelle Dresden

Reger:

Variations and Fugue for Orchestra on a Theme by Mozart, Op. 132

Berliner Philharmoniker

Schubert:

Rosamunde, D797: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Rosamunde, D797: Ballet Music No. 2

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Berliner Philharmoniker

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Staatskapelle Dresden

Don Juan, Op. 20

Berliner Philharmoniker

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Staatskapelle Dresden

Don Juan, Op. 20

Staatskapelle Dresden

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

Berliner Philharmoniker

Festliches Präludium, Op. 61

Berliner Philharmoniker

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Berliner Philharmoniker

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils

Berliner Philharmoniker

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Staatskapelle Dresden

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Staatskapelle Dresden


The recordings of Karl Böhm have lately enjoyed a well-deserved renaissance. The Austrian conductor’s emphasis on rhythmic, textural and structural clarity give us timeless interpretations of Mozart (his greatest love), as well as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Richard Strauss, Haydn and Mahler.

"Böhm possesses an exceptionally fine feeling for the tempo of a composition; under his baton the "correct" tempo seems to be established of its own accord.” GRAMOPHONE

• 17 CDs presenting the GREAT RECORDINGS of Karl Böhm from 1953 – 1972

• Includes celebrated interpretations of Mozart Serenades and the great orchestral works of R. Strauss

• Compliments Deutsche Grammophon’s “Karl Böhm – Late Recordings” box set

• PACKAGING: A lift-off box with booklet including new liner notes by Berliner Philharmoniker intimus Helge Grünewald and rare Böhm photographs

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Brahms & Mahler: Piano Quartets

Brahms & Mahler: Piano Quartets


Brahms:

Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

Mahler:

Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor


Eldar Nebolsin (piano), Anton Barakhovsky (violin), Alexander Zemtsov (viola) & Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (cello)

After a period as a court composer at Detmold, Brahms returned to the city of his birth, Hamburg, in January 1860. Here, in relative tranquillity, he explored the then rare piano quartet repertoire. The Piano Quartet No. 2 received a very sympathetic hearing in Vienna, Clara Schumann even preferring it to its immediate predecessor, the Piano Quartet, Op. 25 [Naxos 8572798]. Its lyricism is heightened by a romantically beautiful Adagio. Mahler’s vibrant Piano Quartet in A minor dates from 1876, the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, where the only completed movement was first performed.

“Together with violinist Anton Barachovsky, violist Alexander Zemtsov and cellist Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Nebolsin develops an interpretation that benefits from the soloist status of the ensemble players but nonetheless finds a chamber music balance. The strings either blend with the piano sound or else step out in a lively dialogue…I would love to hear more from this ensemble.” FonoForum, July 2017 *****

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Gods & Monsters

Gods & Monsters


Beethoven:

Aus Goethes Faust

Brahms:

Es war ein Markgraf überm Rhein (No. 29 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Sandmännchen, WoO 31 No. 4

Mahler:

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Mendelssohn:

Hexenlied, Op. 8 No. 8

Schubert:

An die Leier, D737 (Bruchmann)

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Atys D585

Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Der Zwerg, D771 (Collin)

Schumann:

Waldesgesprach (No. 3 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Wolf, H:

Der Feuerreiter (No. 44 from Mörike-Lieder)

Der Rattenfänger (No. 11 from Goethe-Lieder)

Elfenlied (No. 16 from Mörike-Lieder)

Storchenbotschaft (No. 48 from Mörike-Lieder)


Nicholas Phan (tenor) & Myra Huang (piano)

On 'Gods & Monsters', tenor Nicholas Phan explores a life-long fascination with myths and legends via lieder by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf.

Fulfilling a life-long fascination with myths and legends, tenor Nicholas Phan pairs with pianist Myra Huang for Gods & Monsters, an album exploring great Austrian and German Romantic composers' meditations on the title subjects and their fellow-fantastical creatures such as witches, knights and kings. The wide-ranging programme of songs by Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann and Wolf, will be presented in Phan's Wigmore Hall recital debut on 26 February 2017.

“It is good to hear a male singer perform Brahm’s Es war ein Markgraf überm Rhein and Mendelssohn’s Hexenlied, and Huang’s fleet fingers make light of some fearsomely virtuosic accompaniments. At his best, Phan offers some exquisitely calibrated soft singing supported by a rich acoustic an crystal-clear sound” BBC Music Magazine, March 2017 ***

“The voice is light, with a slight Schreier-like tang to it and a seductive pianissimo. It is heard at its best in the gentler numbers: he sounds delightfully fresh in the five songs that make up the ‘Knights and Kings’ section. This freshness of approach is matched throughout by the terrific playing of Myra Huang – listen to the bounce she brings to the introduction of ‘Ganymed’ or the brilliant sparkle of Beethoven’s ‘Song of the Flea’” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

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Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings

Kathleen Battle: The Complete Sony Recordings

Celebrating Kathleen Battle's return to the MET….


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

plus:

DISC 2: Kathleen Battle and Wynton Marsalis: Baroque Duet

DISC 3: A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert

DISC 4: Kathleen Battle and Jean-Pierre Rampal: in Concert

DISC 5: So Many Stars

DISC 6: Angels Glory

DISC 7: Mythodea

DISC 8: Grace

DISC 9: Classic Kathleen Battle

DISC 10: Collaborations


Kathleen Battle (soprano), Frederica von Stade (mezzo-soprano), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Hakan Hagegard (trumpet) & Christopher Parkening (guitar)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of St Luke’s & Wiener Philharmoniker, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Andre Previn & Robert Sadin

Sony Classical presents legendary soprano Kathleen Battle in nine of her foremost studio recordings in her ‘Complete Sony Recordings’.

In the course of a remarkable career, launched in 1973 by mentor James Levine in their shared hometown of Cincinnati, Kathleen Battle has captivated international audiences. She has taken home numerous awards – among them five Grammys and London’s Olivier Award for her 1985 Covent Garden debut as Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, the first American singer to win that prestigious prize – and become one of classical music’s best-selling artists.

Described by the Washington Post as “one of the very few most beautiful in the world” she will make her first appearance at the Met in more than 20 years on 17th November 2016.

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All Who Wander

All Who Wander


Dvorak:

Gypsy Melodies (7), Op. 55 (B104)

Mahler:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Ich ging mit Lust (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Erinnerung (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Scheiden und Meiden (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Sibelius:

Svarta rosor, Op. 36 No. 1 (Ernst Josephson)

Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36 No. 4 (Text: Gustav Fröding)

Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte, Op. 37, No. 5

Kyssens hopp, Op. 13 No. 2

Marssnön, Op. 36 No. 5

Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)


Jamie Barton (mezzo), Brian Zeger (piano)

Read our exclusive interview with Jamie Barton about the recording here.

“The world has been waiting for this voice for a long time – one that reminds you of how capable the human voice is of creating something of absolute beauty. Jamie pours all of her heart into every phrase of this deeply personal debut album. You will be utterly transported.” – Joyce DiDonato

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton burst upon the global opera and concert scene in recent years after having won many of the world’s most prestigious prizes for vocal excellenceand accomplishments. Delos has scored a major coup in releasing her debut album.

Jamie’s well-chosen program of late-Romantic repertoire begins with eight of Gustav Mahler’s finest lieder – including his wonderful Five Rückert Songs – before treating us to the rare delights of Antonin Dvořák’s song cycle Gypsy Songs. Her album concludes with even more seldom-heard selections from the many lovely Swedish-language songs of Finnish master Jean Sibelius.

“A captivating and well presented album” MusicWeb International, 10th January 2017

“The voice is rich, generous and vibrant, big but beautifully controlled, impeccably smooth throughout its range. It’s the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire...The disc’s highlight, though, is the Sibelius, in which the mezzo pours her heart into grand, soaring accounts of some of the composer’s most seductive songs.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

“A gorgeous debut from the 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World. Her rich, soulful mezzo draws out Mahler’s dark colours and soars in Sibelius’s snowy miniatures.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2017 *****

Presto Discs of 2016

Finalist

GGramophone Awards 2017

Shortlisted - Solo Vocal

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2017

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Fantastic Cenčić

Fantastic Cenčić


Bach, J S:

St John Passion, BWV245: Zerfliesse, mein Herze

Caldara:

Barbaro non comprendo (from Adriano in Siria)

Fauré:

Requiem: Pie Jesu

Gasparini:

Dolce mio ben, mia vita (from Flavio Anicio Olibrio)

Giacomelli:

Sposa non mi conosci (from Merope)

Gluck:

Dubbioso amante (from Ezio)

Se tu lo reggi al volo (from Ezio)

Handel:

Sebben mi lusinga (from Faramondo)

Voglio che sia l'indegno (from Fernando, Re di Castiglia)

Virtu, che rende (from Fernando, Re di Castiglia)

Salda quercia (from Arianna)

Sorge nell'alma mia (from Imeneo)

Alma mia (from Floridante)

Benché mi sprezzi (from Tamerlano)

Pena tiranna (from Amadigi)

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Mahler:

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Hans und Grete (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Mendelssohn:

Neue Liebe, Op. 19a No. 4

Bei der Wiege, Op. 47 No. 6

Nachtlied, Op. 71 No. 6

Porta, G:

Mormorando quelle fronde (from La costanza combattuta in amore)

Rossini:

Eccomi alfine in Babilonia (from Semiramide)

In si barbara sciagura (from Semiramide)

Mura felici (from La donna del lago)

O patria...Di tanti palpiti (from Tancredi)

Dolci silvestri... Perché mai le luci apprimo Arsace (from Aureliano in Palmira)

Schubert:

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

Das Fischermädchen D957 No. 10

Die Taubenpost, D965A (D957 No. 14)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Die Vogel D691

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Von Chezy / Muller)

Die Forelle, D550

Schumann:

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

Strauss, R:

Die Nacht, Op. 10 No. 3

Cäcilie, Op. 27 No. 2

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Verdi:

Saper vorreste (from Un Ballo in Maschera)

Vinci, Leonardo:

Va' tra le selve ircane (from Artaserse)

Vivaldi:

Mi vuoi tradir lo so (La verità in cimento, RV 739)

Gelido in ogni vena (from Il Farnace, RV711)

Gemo in punto e fremo (from L'Olimpiade RV725)


Max Emanuel Cenčić (countertenor)

Even in an age of thrilling countertenors, Max Emanuel Cencic stands out for the heroic scale and brilliance of his voice, his expansive lyricism, and his imagination and enterprise in choice of repertoire. Cencic has excelled as both a soprano and a mezzo-soprano, and Fantastic Cencic showcases his extraordinary interpretative range – from the great and lesser-known masters of the Baroque to the bel canto of Rossini and composers of the Romantic era from Schubert to Strauss. The third of these three CDs comprises recordings from the early 1990s, shortly after Cencic left the Wiener Sängerknaben, which are released here for the first time.

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