Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Mahler: Symphony No. 5


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Historic Mahler & Bruckner

Historic Mahler & Bruckner


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

1890 version. Live recording, 8 April 1953 from the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Original production by ORF [Austrian Radio], studio recording, 29 March 1956.

Anny Felbermayer (soprano) & Sonja Dreksler (alto)

Austrian Radio Choir


Vienna Symphony Orchestra, F.Charles Adler

A conducting student of Mahler, F. Charles Adler conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in works by Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (WAB 103) [1890 version first published by Theodor Rättig]. Live recording, 8 April 1953 from the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C-minor, “Resurrection,” with Anny Felbermayer, sop.; Sonja Dreksler, alto; Austrian Radio Choir. Original production by ORF [Austrian Radio], studio recording, 29 March 1956. Both recordings are previously unissued.

“the courage, enterprise and vision of musicians such as Charles Adler in presenting these scores cannot be overstated. There may be shortcomings in these performances – or, at least, shortcomings as judged by today’s standards...However, there’s also a great deal to commend these readings and they are well worth hearing. Music & Arts deserve our gratitude” MusicWeb International, 3rd May 2013

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Mahler & Wagner: Transcriptions for soprano & string quartet

Mahler & Wagner: Transcriptions for soprano & string quartet


Mahler:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod


Felicity Lott (soprano)

Schumann Quartet

Transcriptions which got to the heart of the sheet music’s technicality and spirit were essential to reveal its core substance. One also needed first rate musicians to transpose its rich orchestral colours. It is fair to say that listeners will find all this in this interpretation by Dame Felicity Lott and the members of the Schumann Quartet.

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A Musical Journey: Mahler Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

A Musical Journey: Mahler Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

With scenary and sights from Switzerland, Austria, Italy & Germany


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'


The Places

The journey starts in Switzerland, in the canton of Thurgau, leading from Steckborn and the Bodensee to the Rhine Falls. From Styria, in Austria, comes Hochosterwitz Castle and from Bavaria Weikersheim Castle, the latter intercut with wild life from the Austrian Assling Nature Park. The tour ends amid the strangely shaped mountains of the Dolomites in Southern Tyrol, a region divided between Austria and Italy.

The Music

In a remarkable way Mahler, in his symphonies and songs, has seemed to reflect the world of today in all its bewildering variety and has now won an established place in concert repertoire. Distinguished as a conductor, his fame as a composer has grown over the years since his death. The music included here is Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, nick-named Titan, not for its massive power, but after the book by Jean Paul, a strong influence over earlier romantics and over Mahler at this stage in his career. The symphony breathes the spirit of the Austrian countryside, reflected in Mahler’s songs.

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier & Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier & Das Lied von der Erde

All full HD live recordings taken from the 2009-2011 Mahler celebration at Amsterdam Concertgebouw


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Daniel Harding

Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Revised Edition by Renate Stark-Voit and Gilbert Kaplan (2006)

Ricarda Merbeth (soprano) & Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano)

Netherlands Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 3

Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano)

Netherlands Radio Choir, Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir & Rijnmond Boys’ Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 4

Miah Persson (soprano)

Iván Fischer

Symphony No. 5

Daniele Gatti

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Lorin Maazel

Symphony No. 7

Pierre Boulez

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

Christine Brewer (soprano), Camilla Nylund (soprano), Maria Espada (soprano), Stephanie Blythe (mezzo), Mihoko Fujimura (alto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Tommi Hakala (baritone), Stefan Kocán (bass)

Netherlands Radio Choir, State Choir Latvia, Bavarian Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 9

Bernard Haitink

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Performing version by Deryck Cooke

Eliahu Inbal

Totenfeier

Anna Larsson (contralto)

Fabio Luisi

Das Lied von der Erde

Anna Larsson (contralto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor)

Fabio Luisi


“All these performances bear the stamp of the man on the podium...but the set's most positive and absorbing quality is its paradoxical focus on the orchestra, and in this composer above all, who may be adored as a conductor's composer” Gramophone Magazine, April 2013

“its employment of various conductors enables one to more closely observe their subtle differences in technique...It's also a delight to see such detailed camera direction, with the musicians foregrounded just as they appear: the revelation of the battery of eight French horns in the 3rd is all the more thrilling for its sudden appearance.” The Independent, 29th December 2012 *****

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Georg Solti, Vol. 7

Georg Solti, Vol. 7


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'


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Folk Stories

Folk Stories

Songs by Beethoven, Britten & Mahler


Bartók:

Régi keserves (No. 2 from 20 Hungarian Folksongs)

Aszszonyok, aszszonyok (No. 3 from 8 Hungarian Folksongs)

Istenem, istenem (No. 2 from 8 Hungarian Folksongs)

Ha kimegyek arr' a magos tetöre (No. 5 from 8 Hungarian Folksongs)

Beethoven:

Sad and luckless, WoO 153, No. 6

The Return to Ulster, WoO 152 No. 1

Thou Emblem of Faith, WoO 152 No. 11

Come, draw we round a cheerful ring, WoO 152 No. 8

Brahms:

Marienwürmchen, Volks-Kinderlieder, No. 13

Da unten im Tale (No. 6 from Deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 33)

Britten:

The Plough Boy

O Waly, Waly

The Bonny Earl o' Moray

Il est quelqu'un sur terre

Quand j’étais chez mon père

Mahler:

Wer hat dies' Liedlein Erdacht? (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Respighi:

No, non è morto il figlio tuo (No. 1 from Quattro liriche - Antica poesia popolare armena)

La mamma è come il pane caldo (No. 2 from Quattro liriche - Antica poesia popolare armena)

Io sono la madre (No. 3 from Quattro liriche - Antica poesia popolare armena)

Sibelius:

Den första kyssen, Op. 37 No. 1 (Text: J.L. Runeberg)

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

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

trad.:

A Sprig of Thyme

Spoken folk text


Cora Burggraaf (mezzo-soprano), Simon Lepper (piano), Liza Ferschtman (violin) & Floris Mijnders (cello)

On this Hybrid SACD recording ‘Folk Stories’, young multi-award winning mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf is joined by the pianist Simon Lepper, cellist Floris Mijnders, and highly-regarded violinist Liza Ferschtman. The disc features folk songs and arrangements by composers ranging from Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler to some of the most important figures of the 20th century, including Britten, Bartók, and Sibelius.

The Dutch mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2002. She pursued her vocal studies in London at the Royal College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has been the recipient of many prizes including the 2009/2010 ECHO Rising Star Award, the 2006 Elizabeth Everts Prize, the second prize in the International Vocalist Competition Den Bosch 2004, the 2003 Maggie Teyte Prize and the Miriam Licette Scholarship. Her studies in London were funded by the Dutch Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. In opera, Burggraaf has appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House in London (for which she was named “Most Promising Newcomer of the Year” by The Observer), San Francisco Opera, Welsh National Opera, The Netherlands Opera, Garsington Opera, Opéra de Bordeaux and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, BBC Proms and the Gergiev Festival.

“The essence of folk song is outward simplicity: this disc is a wide-ranging selection of arrangements and originals, performed with artful directness.” Sunday Times, 3rd February 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'


Barbara Haveman (soprano), Orla Boylan (soprano), Christiane Oelze (soprano), Anna Palimina (soprano), Petra Lang (mezzo-soprano), Maria Radner (contralto), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor) & Hanno Müller-Brachmann (baritone)

Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Girls and Boys of Choirs at the Cologne Cathedral Choir of the Bach Society, Cologne; Cologne Cathedral Choir, Kartäuserkantorei Cologne, Philharmonic Choir of Bonn Vocal Ensemble Cologne Cathedral, Markus Stenz

Continuing the critically acclaimed series of Mahler recordings with the Gurzenich-

Orchester Cologne conducted by Markus Stenz, the orchestra is joined on this recording by various soloists. The series so far has been chosen as Gramophone Editor’s Choices and has been well reviewed by all other outlets, remarkable in such a crowded market place.

“Stenz outdoes himself in finding a level of musical depth rarely plumbed in this piece. So too is he blessed with a roster of singers who view the music as more than merely a series of dramatic effects. Combing operatic firepower with the interpretative acumen of recitalists, the cast uniformly docuses not so much on hitting the dramatic points as floating the moments in between.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2013

“Stenz excels at knitting together the disparate elements – the Veni, creator spiritus really feels like a component part of Mahler’s grand design instead of a clumsy prologue. The Gürzenich-Orchester make a burnished, very European sound. The brass play with incredible force and power, but never sound strident.” The Arts Desk, 8th December 2012

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Symphony No. 9


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Classical Music for Meditation - 50 of the Best

Classical Music for Meditation - 50 of the Best


Allegri:

Miserere mei, Deus

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56 - Largo

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: Larghetto

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Largo

Borodin:

String Quartet No. 2: 3rd Movement (Notturno)

Brahms:

Intermezzo in E flat major, Op. 117 No. 1

Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Mazurka No. 6 in A minor, Op. 7 No. 2

Prelude Op. 28 No. 13 in F sharp major

Corelli:

Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor 'fatto per la notte di Natale': Pastorale

Debussy:

Petite Suite: En bateau

Delius:

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Fauré:

Sicilienne from Pelléas et Mélisande

Gluck:

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

Gounod:

Ave Maria

(after Bach's Prelude No. 1, BWV846; version for flute and harp)

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Morning

Våren, elegiac melody for strings, Op. 34 No. 2

(version for orchestra)

Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16: Adagio

Haydn:

Symphony No. 24 in D major: Adagio

Lauridsen:

O magnum mysterium

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

(version for violin and piano)

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian': Andante con moto

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488 - Adagio

Ave verum corpus, K618

Divertimento No. 2: Adagio

Parry:

Lady Radnor's Suite: 5th movement, Slow Minuet

Poulenc:

Elegie

Rachmaninov:

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major: Adagio assai

Respighi:

Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, P. 172

Rodrigo:

Concierto de Aranjuez: Adagio

Satie:

Gymnopédie No. 1

(orch. Debussy)

Schubert:

String Quintet in C major, D956 - Adagio

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17: Langsam getragen

Vaughan Williams:

The Lark Ascending

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Winter - Largo

Warlock:

Capriol Suite: Pieds-en-l'air

Weber:

Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73: Adagio

Whitacre:

Lux aurumque

(and excerpts from Albinoni: Concerto for 2 Oboes in F major, Op. 9, No. 3; Boccherini: Cello Concerto in B flat major; Telemann: Concerto TWV 51:G9 in G major for viola, strings & b.c.; Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957; di Lasso: Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera; )


Anthony Camden (oboe), Jeno Jando (piano), Dong-Suk Kang (violin), Maria Kliegel (cello), Idil Biret (piano), Ludovit Kanta (cello), Ladislav Kyselak (viola), Michael Volle (baritone), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano), Francois-Joel Thiollier (piano), Gerald Garcia (guitar), Takako Nishizaki (violin), Konstantin Scherbakov (piano), Ernst Ottensamer (clarinet), Norbert Kraft (guitar), Judy Loman (harp), Nora Shulman (flute), David Greed (violin), Havard Gimse (piano), Stefan Vladar (piano), Irina Zaritzkaya (piano), Katarina Andreasson (violin), Bjorn Gafvert (harpsichord), Bernd Glemser (piano), Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Francois Chaplin (piano)

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