Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor


As Riccardo Chailly points out, “The Fifth begins with a dark, gloomy, and tragic tone, but then is enlivened in the Scherzo and Adagietto, and eventually ends with a more positive character in the Finale – perhaps for the last time in Mahler’s life. The Adagietto is a revelation, a spiritual oasis. It is not an expression of pain, but rather Mahler’s declaration of love to Alma – a song without words.“ With the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly gives the piece an unsurpassed intensity of sound and emotional expression. He achieves a compelling arc of tension in which the symphony’s unique fascination unfolds. The Wiener Zeitung characterized Chailly’s interpretation as „impressive with powerful and unreserved intensity.“

BONUS: Riccardo Chailly on his interpretation of Mahler’s 5th Symphony

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

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Running Time: 73:37 min Running Time Bonus: 18:59 min

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Accentus Music Riccardo Chailly Mahler Symphony cycle - ACC20284

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor


As Riccardo Chailly points out, “The Fifth begins with a dark, gloomy, and tragic tone, but then is enlivened in the Scherzo and Adagietto, and eventually ends with a more positive character in the Finale – perhaps for the last time in Mahler’s life. The Adagietto is a revelation, a spiritual oasis. It is not an expression of pain, but rather Mahler’s declaration of love to Alma – a song without words.“ With the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly gives the piece an unsurpassed intensity of sound and emotional expression. He achieves a compelling arc of tension in which the symphony’s unique fascination unfolds. The Wiener Zeitung characterized Chailly’s interpretation as „impressive with powerful and unreserved intensity.“

BONUS: Riccardo Chailly on his interpretation of Mahler’s 5th Symphony

Picture Format Blu-ray: NTSC 16:9, Full HD

Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 73:37 min Running Time Bonus: 18:59 min

Languages Bonus: Deutsch, English, Japanese (tbc), Korean (tbc)

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (complete)


Eteri Gvazava (soprano - No. 2); Anna Larsson (contralto - Nos. 2 & 3); Renée Fleming (soprano - No. 4); Cheryl Studer, Sylvia McNair, Andrea Rost (sopranos - No. 8), Anne Sofie von Otter, Rosemarie Lang (mezzos - No. 8), Peter Seiffert (tenor - No. 8), Bryn Terfel & Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass-baritones - No. 8)

Berliner Philharmoniker; Orfeon Donostiarra (No. 2); London Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus (No. 3); Rundfunkchor Berlin, Prager Philharmonischer Chor, Tölzer Knabenchor (No. 8), Claudio Abbado

The 11 CD MAHLER box brings together Abbado’s complete Berlin cycle for the first time. It is regarded as one of the crowning achievements of his final years. “In performance, he became a conduit between the forces assembled on stage and the emotional narrative that resides in the music, completely transparent and without an interfering ego” – Stanley Dodds (BP violinist)

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DG - 4793204

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Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition

Rafael Kubelik: The Symphony Edition


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

The Cleveland Orchestra (No. 8), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bavarian Radio Chorus (No. 9), Helen Donath, Teresa Berganza, Wieslaw Ochman, Thomas Stewart (No. 9)

London Symphony Orchestra (No. 1), Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam (No. 2), Berliner Philharmoniker (No. 3), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (No. 4), Boston Symphony Orchestra (No. 5), Orchestre de Paris (No. 6), Wiener Philharmoniker (No. 7)

Dvorak:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Scherzo capriccioso, Op. 66

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

The Wild Dove, Op. 110 (B198)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Mahler:

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Genoveva Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker

Manfred Overture, Op. 115

Berliner Philharmoniker,

BEETHOVEN CD 1 – 5

Various (great) orchestras; first released 1976

Amazingly, each symphony is recorded with a different orchestra – and what orchestras! – London Symphony, Concertgebouw, Berliner Philharmoniker, Israel Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Wiener Philharmoniker, The Cleveland Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – culminating a Ninth with Kubelik’s “own” orchestra. Now issued as an integral set for the first time.

QUOTATIONS on the BEETHOVEN CYCLE

“A notable undertaking – sanely, humanly, at times gloriously realised. In an often troubled and divided world, its message quite literally crosses frontiers” – Richard Osborne (Gramophone)

The “Eroica” (with the Berlin Philharmonic): “A glorious reading, patient, articulate, and deeply expressive … a triumph for the orchestra – who play like gods, perfectly tuned to the music’s every nuance – and for Kubelik” (Gramophone)

SCHUMANN CD 6 – 7

Berliner Philharmoniker; 1963 – 1964

Kubelk’s first major project with the Berlin Phil. “It is a testimony to Kubelik’s human qualities that he was able to achieve in so short a time such a close rapport with the Berlin players”

QUOTATION on the SCHUMANN CYCLE

“Rafael Kubelik's Schumann Symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic from 1963 – 64 are lucid, unaffected and full of life . . . This is still one of the most rewarding Schumann cycles . . . notable for its rhythmic energy and warmly sympathetic playing.” – Nigel Simeone (International Record Review)

DVOŘÁK CD 8 - 13

Berliner Philharmoniker; first released between 1966 and 1973

Naturally close to Kubelik’s heart, Kubelik’s Dvořák cycle has been a mainstay of the catalogue since it first appeared.

QUOTATION on the DVOŘÁK CYCLE

"Une intégrale qui domine la discographie, couronnée par une Septième Symphonie anxieuse, une Huitième vertigineuse et une Symphonie "Du Nouveau Monde" d'une densité rare.” – Le Monde de la Musique (Paris) [A complete cycle that dominates the catalogue, crowned by a Seventh full of angst, a giddily intoxicating Eighth, and ‘New World’ of rare density]

MAHLER CD 14 - 23

Symphonie orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) recorded between 1967 and 1971, with an international cast of soloists

The first Mahler cycle to be performed and recorded by a German orchestra. Kubelik passionately championed Mahler’s music when it was unfashionable to do so.

QUOTATIONS on the MAHLER CYCLE

“It has taken us all the wars and suffering to understand Mahler … Nobody else has dared to put so many human problems into their music, or tried to work out those problems in terms of music… I know of no composer, except Beethoven, who expressed such a love of mankind.” – Rafael Kubelik

“Le chef tchèque ressent dans ses fibres les origines bohémiennes de cette musique, qu'il interprète avec une absence de sophistication et une passion indémodables.” – Diapason [The Czech conductor feels the Bohemian origins of this music to his bones, and he performs it with a timeless lack of indulgence and passion]


One of the great conductors of the 20th century, Rafael Kubelik (1914 – 1996) would have been 100 years old on 29 June this year.

He made many recordings with Deutsche Grammophon, and is above all remembered for four symphony cycles, those of Beethoven, Schumann, Dvořák and Mahler (repertoire list attached here). They have been part of our catalogue since they were first issued on LP back in the 1960s and 1970s, and continue to form part of the backbone of Collectors Edition (Dvořák, Mahler) and Originals (Schumann); Beethoven is nearly all present on the 2-CD series.

For the first time, DG brings together these celebrated, iconic recordings in a handsome, limited-edition box, offered at an attractive price.

THE PACKAGING: A handsome box in the style of the John Eliot Gardiner Collection of 2013 (lift-off upper lid).

Great new liner notes by Kubelik expert Patrick Lambert.

Sung texts and translations included in booklet (Beethoven, Mahler).

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DG - 4792689

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major


“The Vienna Philharmonic play magnificently for Abbado. The solo flautist is an artist par excellence and the horns and trumpets play splendidly throughout. Abbado’s interpretation of the great first movement is a triumph of architecture and drama.” Gramophone Magazine

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DG Virtuoso - 4786973

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Bernarda Fink sings Mahler Lieder

Bernarda Fink sings Mahler Lieder


Mahler:

Im Lenz (Drei frühe Lieder)

Winterlied (Drei frühe Lieder)

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Nicht wiedersehen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Kindertotenlieder

Frühlingsmorgen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)


Bernarda Fink (mezzo) & Anthony Spiri (piano)

Gustav Mahler Ensemble & Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Andrés Orozco-Estrada

An exciting exploration of the sources of Mahlerian inspiration. Can one really grasp the whole of Mahler’s symphonic output without knowing his songs? Not only do they extensively irrigate the first four symphonies, often known as ‘Wunderhorn symphonies’; they also encapsulate the fundamental principles of his reading of the world. Bernarda Fink explores the Mahler cycles from three different angles: the traditional format with piano naturally has its counterpart in the orchestral song, culminating in the 'Kindertoten' and the 'Rückert' lieder.

“the Argentinian mezzo brings characteristically classy musicianship and intelligence to the task in hand. The voice is now more sinewy, a little more pushed at the extremes, and it can sound a touch underpowered in the middle register. But the concentration and integrity of the performances is often compelling.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

“I admire Bernarda Fink’s assurance, her excellent diction and smooth, fluid control. One senses Fink’s complete engagement with the meaning and mood of the texts. In splendid form throughout the Gustav Mahler Ensemble and the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich under Andrés Orozco-Estrada prove unfailingly sympathetic partners.” MusicWeb International, 16th September 2014

“The clarity of her words, expressive inflection and alluring tone puts her in the league of Baker, Ludwig and Fassbaender on disc. She receives superb support from her pianist, Spiri, and co.” Sunday Times, 29th June 2014

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 4-6

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 4-6


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Sarah Fox (soprano)

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'


Lorin Maazel and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Mahler’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies. This is the second in a series that will encompass Mahler’s Nine Symphonies, featuring live orchestral recordings from London’s Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia’s much-lauded Mahler Cycle.

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Signum Philharmonia Orchestra - SIGCD361

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Busoni:

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42

Mahler:

Das Lied von der Erde

Susan Graham (mezzo), Christian Elsner (tenor)


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RCA - 88765438152

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Bach Transcriptions

Bach Transcriptions


Bach, J S:

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565

arr. Stokowski

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV537

arr. Elgar

Musical Offering, BWV1079: Ricercar a 3

arr. Webern

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV552 'St Anne'

arr. Schoenberg

Fugue in G minor, BWV578 'Little'

arr. Stokowski

Mahler:

Bach Suite


Sony - SK89012

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Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years

Herbert Blomstedt - The San Francisco Years


Bartók:

Kossuth Symphonic Poem Sz21

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

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

Berwald:

Symphony No. 1 in G minor 'Sinfonie sérieuse'

Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Sinfonie naïve'

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Schicksalslied, Op. 54

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13

Nänie von Friedrich Schiller, für Chor und Orchester, Op. 82

Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op. 89

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Grieg:

Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23

Hindemith:

Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'

Nielsen:

Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 (FS29) 'The Four temperaments'

Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 (FS60) 'Sinfonia espansiva'

Orff:

Carmina Burana

Schubert:

Overture D 591 in C major 'in the Italian style'

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

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39

Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105

Tapiola, Op. 112

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64


Decca - 4786787

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