Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011


Berg:

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Der Wein

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto) & Johan Botha (tenor)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez

Top cast with Pierre Boulez, Wiener Philharmoniker, Dorothea Röschmann and upcoming soprano Anna Prohaska.

After two works by Mahler’s pupil Alban Berg, featuring Röschmann and Prohaska, the main event of the concert is Gustav Mahler’s Das klagende Lied – a “great spectral opera for the mind’s eye” (Wiener Zeitung)

The Salzburg Festival is regarded by many as the world’s most renowned music festival.

Running Time Total: 95 minutes

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Sound DVD: DTS 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles G, E, F, Sp, Kor., Chin.

“a beautifully shaded performance [of the Mahler] by Boulez and a superb cast” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012 *****

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Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011


Berg:

Der Wein

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto) & Johan Botha (tenor)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez

Top cast with Pierre Boulez, Wiener Philharmoniker, Dorothea Röschmann and upcoming soprano Anna Prohaska.

After two works by Mahler’s pupil Alban Berg, featuring Röschmann and Prohaska, the main event of the concert is Gustav Mahler’s Das klagende Lied – a “great spectral opera for the mind’s eye” (Wiener Zeitung)

The Salzburg Festival is regarded by many as the world’s most renowned music festival.

Running Time Total: 95 minutes

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound BD: dts-HD MA 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles G, E, F, Sp, Kor., Chin.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Live-recording, Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 15./16.12.2011


Two years before his death, Gustav Mahler composed his Ninth Symphony, the last one he was able to complete. In view of his serious heart condition, the composer concerned himself in this work with the resulting existential change in his life.

Bernard Haitink is a regular guest on the podium of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. In December of 2011, the conductor from the Netherlands led the orchestra in this work, replacing Mariss Jansons, who was indisposed at the time and he was highly praised for his "old-wise" interpretation. Following Bruckner's 5th Symphony, this is already the second release Bernard Haitink has presented with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks on the BR-KLASSIK label.

Bernard Haitink and the BR-Symphonieorchester: a perfectly interacting team.

A new live-recording from December of 2011.

“[Haitink] shows no sign of weakening his grip on the seemingly effortless long-term vision which has always been a hallmark of his masterly conducting. There are no surprises here other than in the Finale...Solo work is superb throughout, especially so from the first horn, and a live recording which captures barely a shuffle from the audience...a palpable front-runner.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012 ****

“the way Haitink negotiates the first movement's troubled course displays an unflinching grasp of where and when the climaxes should hit hardest...Between the outer movements' polar extremes Haitink manages vivid reportage of the Landler's ribald humour...This is unquestionably one of the great Ninths of recent years” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012

“there's a feeling of urgency about this new performance that I don't remember in Haitink's Mahler before, as if he is now almost impatient with the Ninth's resigned acceptance of mortality. There's an angularity about the woodwind lines and a rawness to the textures from what is one of Europe's finest orchestras that seems to expose the music's nerve ends; it's not always comfortable listening, but it is sometimes startling.” The Guardian, 26th July 2012 ***

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Accentus Box 5 CDs

Accentus Box 5 CDs


Bach, J S:

Komm süsser Tod, BWV478

trans. Knut Nystedt

Barber, S:

Agnus Dei

Berg:

Die Nachtigall

trans. Clytus Gottwald

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

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Sandrine Piau (soprano), Stéphane Degout (baritone), Brigitte Engerer & Boris Berezovsky (piano duet)

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor 'Lacrimosa'

trans. Franck Frawczyk

Largo, Sonate pour piano, Op. 58 - 'Lulajze, Jezuniu'

trans. Jezuniu Lulajze

Debussy:

Les Angélus

trans. Clytus Gottwald

Dusapin:

Requiem

Ars Nova

Fauré:

Requiem, Op. 48

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Stéphane Degout (baritone)

Membres de l'Orchestre National de France

Haydn:

The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Hob XX/2 (Choral version)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Ruth Sandhoff (mezzo), Robert Getchell (tenor), Harry Van Der Kamp (bass)

Akademie für alte Musik

Mahler:

Kein deutscher Himmel (after the Adagietto from Symphony No. 5)

trans. Gerard Pesson

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

trans. Clytus Gottwald

Ravel:

Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé: 'Soupir'

trans. Clytus Gottwald

Wolf, H:

Das verlassene Mägdlein (No. 7 from Mörike-Lieder)

trans. Clytus Gottwald

Auf ein altes Bild (No. 23 from Mörike-Lieder)

trans. Clytus Gottwald


Accentus chamber choir, one of Naïve's most successful artists, turns 20 in 2012. Naïve is contributing to the celebrations by releasing two special products: this 5 cd-set and a compilation gathering 20 vocal jewels, released on May 1st, Best 20.

“this box is rather a mixed bag...My own view is that the Brahms and Haydn discs are highly desirable acquisitions and, though not a first choice, the Fauré disc also offers much pleasure. The other two discs exert far less appeal to me but if the repertoire is attractive you can invest with confidence” MusicWeb International, August 2012

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Banalites

Banalites


Berberian:

Stripsody

Berio:

Canzoni populari: No. 4. Ballo

Blondelle:

Blode-Lieder: excerpts

Liederen (2) op Tekst van Louis Verbeeck

Brahms:

Vergebliches Ständchen, Op. 84 No. 4

Copland:

I Bought me a Cat

Donizetti:

Amor marinaro

Dougherty, C:

The Lady Who Loved a Pig

Fraser-Simson:

When We Were Very Young (excerpts)

Haydn:

Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter

Mahler:

Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Parmentier:

Banalites: Grafschrift

Poulenc:

Banalités

Ravel:

Sur l'Herbe

Rossini:

La chanson du bébé

Tarentella Napoletana

Satie:

Trois Melodies

Strauss, R:

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

Red Roses and Red Noses

Verdi:

Stornello

Wolf, H:

Abschied (No. 53 from Mörike-Lieder)


Thomas Blondelle (ténor) & Daniel Blumenthal (piano)

Thomas Blondelle, who finished second in the prestigious Concours Reine Elisabeth 2011, was chosen by the competition’s partner BNP Paribas Fortis to record a song recital and give concerts on tour throughout Belgium and elsewhere.

This young tenor has an exceptional vocal range. He is currently a soloist with the Deutsche Oper Berlin, but he also appears at many international venues. Recent engagements include his début as Froh in a new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the Bavarian State Opera (February 2012). With the pianist Daniel Blumenthal – the ideal partner for any young singer – he presents a programme of humorous French and German art songs, some of which nevertheless have an underlying seriousness. This unusual, and witty, recital has been put together very intelligently!

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Fuga Libera - FUG591

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Klemperer in Concert

Klemperer in Concert


Beethoven:

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

06.06.1955

Annelies Kupper (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (alto), Rudolf Schock (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass)

North West German Radio Chorus & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

07.06.1960

Wilma Lipp (soprano), Ursula Boese (alto), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Franz Crass (bass)

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien & Philharmonia Orchestra

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

20.02.1956

Elisabeth Grümmer (soprano) & Hermann Prey (bass)

Cologne Radio Choir & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

11.02.1954

Elfride Trötschel (soprano)

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kindertotenlieder

17.10.1955

George London (bass)

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra


These recordings were all made in the mid-1950s in Cologne, where the great German conductor Otto Klemperer’s work for the local radio station was a key element in his career. His work with the orchestras of the Cologne radio station produced benchmark performances of Classical and Romantic works, some of which are featured here on recordings of public concerts.

Here is Klemperer in his element, for as he said himself, he needed the concert atmosphere “to be in top form”. This 4-CD set includes outstanding recordings of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Kindertotenlieder, Brahms’ Requiem, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony.

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Lucia Popp: The Unforgotten

Lucia Popp: The Unforgotten


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV51 'Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen'

Brahms:

Mädchenfluch (No. 9 from Neun Gesänge, Op. 69)

Vorschneller Schwur (No. 5 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Mädchenlied, Op. 107 No. 5

Mädchenlied (No. 6 from Sieben Lieder, Op. 95)

Mädchenlied, Op. 85 No. 3

Das Mädchen spricht, Op. 107 No. 3

Die Trauernde, Op. 7 No. 5

Sehnsucht 'Mein Schatz ist nicht da', Op. 14 No. 8

Wie komm ich denn zur Tur herein (No. 34 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

In stiller Nacht (No. 42 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Es steht ein Lind (No. 41 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Regenlied, WoO23

Charpentier, G:

Depuis le jour (from Louise)

sung in German

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

sung in German

In Folk Tone - four songs, Op. 73

Goetz:

Die Kraft versagt

Handel:

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Janacek:

Moravian Folk Songs (15), JW VIII/23: excerpts

Kodály:

Hungarian Folk Songs

Lortzing:

Die Eifersucht ist eine Plage (from Zar und Zimmermann)

Mahler:

Frühlingsmorgen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

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

Nicht wiedersehen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Scheiden und Meiden (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Hans und Grete (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Starke Einbildungskraft (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Erinnerung (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Massenet:

Allons! Il le faut pour lui-même!... Adieu, notre petite table (from Manon)

Monteverdi:

L'Orfeo: excerpts

Mozart:

E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Ach, ich fühl's (from Die Zauberflöte, K620)

Prokofiev:

Russian Folksongs, Op. 104

Puccini:

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

sung in German

Smetana:

Endlich allein (from Die verkaufte Braut)

Telemann:

Arias from Psalm 111 "Ich danke dem Herrn von ganzem Herzen"

Verdi:

Caro nome (from Rigoletto)

sung in German

Weber:

Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (from Der Freischütz)


Lucia Popp (soprano)

Soprano Lucia Popp (1939-1993) was one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation. In this four-CD set she is heard in arias from operas by Weber, Mozart, Lortzing, Puccini, Verdi, Massenet and Monteverdi, songs by Brahms, Mahler, Prokofiev, Dvorak, Kodaly, Janacek, and sacred music by Telemann and Bach.

After making her debut at the Vienna State Opera in the modest role of Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, Lucia Popp worked with all the great conductors of her day including Leonard Bernstein, Sir George Solti, Rafael Kubelik, Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Bernard Haitink and Carlos Kleiber. The State Operas of Vienna and Munich honoured Lucia Popp with the title of Kammersängerin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra awarded her the “Silver Rose”. In 2007 she was placed 7th on BBC Music Magazine's list ‘20 All-time Best Sopranos’ based on a poll of 21 British critics and BBC presenters.

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Mahler: Lieder

Mahler: Lieder


Mahler:

Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Nicht wiedersehen (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Starke Einbildungskraft (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

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

Aus! Aus! (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Ablösung im Sommer (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Selbstgefühl (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Scheiden und Meiden (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Der Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde)


Bo Skovhus (baritone) & Stephan Vladar (piano)

Bo Skovus is considered to be one of the top Lieder interpreters of his generation.

This Danish baritone is a star of the Vienna State Opera.

He performs with the leading opera houses and orchestras in Europe, America and Japan.

“Skovhus is an experienced practitioner of the art of Lieder recital and is renowned for taking risks with his interpretations. He has plenty of voice when he so chooses, even if a certain throatiness is creeping in these days... Vladar’s pianism... is a real tour de force: rich in tone, subtle in dynamics and wonderfully vivid” MusicWeb International, August 2012

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In Memoriam Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953

In Memoriam Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953


Bach, J S:

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich

recorded on 9th June 1950

Wiener Sinfoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Gluck:

Ah, diletta Euridice (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Giorgio Favaretto (piano)

Handel:

Semele: Where'er you walk

Giorgio Favaretto (piano)

Come alla tortorella langue (from Atalanta)

Giorgio Favaretto (piano)

Mahler:

Der einsame im Herbst (Das Lied von der Erde)

recorded in Salzburg on 21st August 1949

Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Von der Jugend (Das Lied von der Erde)

recorded in Salzburg on 21st August 1949

Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Der Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde)

recorded on 17th May 1952

Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter


Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

“'Where e’er you walk' is the only recorded example of her singing this quintessential tenor aria. There is a definably oratorio austerity to her phrasing that announces real gravity...[There is] a rather delicious air of felicitous wit in Like as the love-lorn turtle” MusicWeb International, 12th November 2013

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

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


Melanie Diener (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Lisa Larsson (soprano), Yvonne Naef (alto), Birgit Remmert (alto), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor), Stephen Powell (baritone), Askar Abdrazakov (bass), Alfred Muff (bass)

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman

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