Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, February 1984

“Fassbaender's sound may not be the most beautiful mezzo, but the way she invests every phrase with point and purpose is remarkable, while Araiza's lyrical, almost bel canto sound is worlds away from the heavier, Heldentenor approach usually thought essential in this work, but somehow he holds his own against the orchestral tumult.” The Guardian, 21st July 2011 ****

Testament - SBT1465

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Giulini in America II – The Chicago Recordings

Giulini in America II – The Chicago Recordings


Britten:

Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Op. 31

Robert Tear (tenor) & Dale Clevenger (horn)

Dvorak:

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

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

Mahler:

Symphony No. 9 in D major

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

orch. Ravel

Prokofiev:

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

Schubert:

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

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

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'


As the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s first principal guest conductor from 1969 to 1972, Giulini was adored; from 1976 to 1978 he made some of his greatest recordings for Deutsche Grammophon – here they are, collected into a single box for the first time.

This is the follow-up to our Giulini/Los Angeles box last year (4778840). Here are the complete recordings that Giulini made with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on DG – essential performances from Schubert to Prokofiev and Britten – many now being restored to the catalogue – and including his Grammy® award-winning Mahler Ninth.

Capbox packaging - New liner notes by Bernard Jacobson in English, German and French - Sung texts in English, German and French

“marching against the accord of Mahler representing psychosis in sound, Giulini found the natural dramatic grain inside an intensity of textural clarity. His Ninth is tender and oddly vulnerable, qualities normally associated with Schubert” Classic FM Magazine, September 2011 *****

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Mahlerlieder

Mahlerlieder


1 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht

2 Nicht wiedersehen!

3 Das irdische Leben

4 Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft

5 Die zwei blauen Augen

6 Wunderhorntanz

7 Phantasie / Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz

8 Wenn dein Mütterlein

9 Ich ging mit Lust ... ein Ausflug zu dem bedauernswerten

Herrn Moszkowski

10 Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen

11 Urlicht

12 Um Mitternacht

13 Revelge (For a Drummerboy)

14 Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen


Musicbanda Franui

The Mahlerlieder album concludes Musicbanda Franui’s inspiring trilogy about the art of the Lied in the 19th century.

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The Ballad Singer

The Ballad Singer


anon.:

O where hae ye been, Lord Randall, my son?

traditional, arr. Cyril Scott

Beethoven:

Mephistos Flohlied, Op. 75, 3

Brahms:

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

Emanuel:

Alone in the desert, alone, I'm alone

Loewe, C:

Edward, Op. 1 No. 1 (Herder)

Die wandelnde Glocke, Op. 20 No. 3

Mahler:

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Porter, C:

The Tale of the Oyster

Schubert:

Erlkönig, D328

Schumann:

Die Löwenbraut, Op. 31 No. 1

Der Schatzgräber, Op. 45 No. 1

Stanford:

La Belle Dame sans merci (John Keats) (1877)

Sullivan, A:

The Lost Chord

Wolf, H:

Der Feuerreiter (No. 44 from Mörike-Lieder)


Gerald Finley (baritone) & Julius Drake (piano)

This latest release from the multi-award-winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake features a literary and musical form which inspired the greatest voices of German Romanticism. The foremost poets and composers of the age saw the ballad as a direct link to the folk-minstrels of the past. Frequently ghoulish and sensational in character, ballads satisfied the popular taste for the Gothic. This disc contains some of the greatest examples of the form, including Schubert’s Erlkönig, as well as some fascinating and lesser-known works. The disc also includes selections from the ever popular English ballad tradition.

Gerald Finley’s unrivalled gift for characterization and story-telling, honed both on the stages of opera houses around the world and through his extraordinary Lieder recordings, makes him the ideal performer of these works. This is a genuinely entertaining and original disc.

“they're all tales and Finley is a fine tale-teller. In Loewe, he sounds as though he's singing just for you, the listener, so rapt and intense is his communication. Drake is a fine accomplice, tuning his fingers to full orchestral capacity for Schumann's psycho-drama 'Die Löwenbraut' and Wolf's 'Der Feuerreiter'” BBC Music Magazine, July 2011 ****

“Their approach to text and music consistently casts light on turbulent emotions, at times glaring in its dramatic intensity at others passed through restraining filters. The recital's heart pulses with Wolf's Der Feuerreiter and a spine-tingling account of Stanford's La belle dame sans merci.” Classic FM Magazine, August 2011 ****

“Drake's playing has successfully suited the varied repertoire. Finley has enthralled with his interpretations and delighted with his singing purely as singing, combining the two aspects expertly.” International Record Review, July 2011

“Listen to these wonderfully melodramatic, mostly Victorian ballads by candlelight in a haunted house...Performances full of raging fortissimos and ghoulish tremolandos from Finley and his pianist Julius Drake.” The Times, 18th June 2011 ****

Hyperion - CDA67830

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Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler

Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler


Mahler:

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (12 songs, 1901 version)

Magdalena Kožená & Christian Gerhaher

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and just one month short of his own 85th birthday, composer-conductor Pierre Boulez marked his forty-five-year collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra by directing this very special Mahler-only concert at Ohio’s splendid Severance Hall.

Following the Adagio from the unfinished Tenth Symphony, he presented Twelve Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn with soloists Magdalena Kožená and Christian Gerhaher, both much-sought-after opera and concert singers on the world’s leading stages.

BONUS: Interview with Pierre Boulez

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

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

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 88:06

Disc Format: DVD 9

FSK: 0

“Magdalena Kozena is an engaging performer; a sensitive one too, who tellingly alters her expressive demeanour...while Christian Gerhaher is rather more formal in his approach, they're a nicely matched pair and Pierre Boulez cues a discreet accompaniment.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011

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Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler

Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler


Mahler:

Des Knaben Wunderhorn (12 songs, 1901 version)

Magdalena Kožená & Christian Gerhaher

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and just one month short of his own 85th birthday, composer-conductor Pierre Boulez marked his forty-five-year collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra by directing this very special Mahler-only concert at Ohio’s splendid Severance Hall.

Following the Adagio from the unfinished Tenth Symphony, he presented Twelve Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn with soloists Magdalena Kožená and Christian Gerhaher, both much-sought-after opera and concert singers on the world’s leading stages.

BONUS: Interview with Pierre Boulez

Picture Format Blu-ray: FULL HD

Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio

PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 88:06

Disc Format: BD 25

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Pierre Boulez conducts Webern, Stravinsky & Mahler

Pierre Boulez conducts Webern, Stravinsky & Mahler


Mahler:

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Stravinsky:

Le Chant du Rossignol

Webern:

Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1

Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30


Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY was founded in 2004 by Pierre Boulez in conjunction with the Festival’s executive director Michael Haefliger. Since then, some 130 highly gifted young musicians from all corners of the globe have gathered together every summer in Lucerne. Working together in daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons, the participants are trained in basic skills for performing contemporary music. The teaching staff is made up of members of the Parisian Ensemble intercontemporain, one of the most celebrated ensembles in the field of modern music.

The 2010 Academy repertoire was recorded live during rehearsals and concerts of the Academy in summer 2010. The double CD is the only audio recording of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra under the baton of renowned maestro Pierre Boulez – available worldwide.

In the sense of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY’s tradition to study contemporary scores and modern masterpieces of the early 20th century this audio recording offers Anton Webern’s Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1 and Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30, Igor Stravinsky’s Le Chant du Rossignol and is rounded off by Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony in A minor.

“The Nightingale (wrongly titled in the sleeve notes) receives a glittering account – not sumptuous exactly, but dashingly dramatic and vividly coloured.” The Guardian, 16th June 2011 ***

“Tender and affectionate, with wonderful gradations of truly soft playing leading to a genuinely moving climax that never becomes overwrought, this manifests a glowing tribute to the subtlety and concentration of these gifted musicians. Much more needs to be heard from them, especially given the superb recording.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

“[The Mahler] all starts trenchantly enough, allowing the nightmare of the first movement development and its gracious idyll [to] take wing..The first disc is gorgeously brilliantly programmed and gorgeously played” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 *****

“Holding these divergent works together is Boulez's crystalline clarity of line, seasoned with masterful timbres that let each piece blossom of its own accord...the young musicians of the Academy Orchestra do consistently rise to the occasion, with a palpable sense of discovery in their playing” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2011

Accentus Music - ACC30230

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Mahler: Autopsy of a Genius (Autopsie d’un Génie)

Mahler: Autopsy of a Genius (Autopsie d’un Génie)


A Film by Andy Sommer

written with Catherine Sauvat

Director Andy Sommer is known for his sensational musical documentaries on the immortals Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. Today he tackles the mythical Gustav Mahler, proposing a cinematic autopsy of the many facets of this musical genius, who was at once composer, orchestra conductor and opera house director.

The film proposes to make the autopsy of this genius composer and takes us on a journey to the heart of Mahler’s world, going beyond the legends and clichés, and drawing on the latest research to create a portrait that brings us as close as possible to the man Mahler really was.

The film includes the participation of prominent Mahlerian personalities, as Henry-Louis de la Grange, paired with a visually spectacular, accessible dramatisation directly related to Mahler’s music and images inspired by 1900 Vienna’s enduring modernity and “Nature” which always plaid a special role in the Mahler’s inspiration.

The film continues its ‘autopsy’ of the man beyond his death, retracing interpretations of his music by different orchestra conductors up to the present day: from Bruno Walter, Willem Mengelberg to Leonard Bernstein… and from Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez to Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding and Jonathan Nott.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Original Language: French

Subtitled language versions: English, German, French

Running time: 90 mins

“Despite the title, a straightforward if oddly gappy account of Mahler's life and works, mostly in French, with high-class performance clips, landscape shots, and expert comments by Henry-Louis de la Grange.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ****

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EuroArts - 2058838

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Mahler: Lieder

Mahler: Lieder


Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Urlicht (orig. in Des Knaben Wunderhorn)


Margaret Price (soprano) & Thomas Dewey (piano)

“If you thought Mahler's intense late Romanticism was outside Price's range, think again. She is convincing in irony and tragedy.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2011 *****

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Sirène

Sirène


Bizet:

La sirène

Debussy:

La mer est plus belle

Dowland:

My heart and tongue were twins

Sorrow, stay

Dvorak:

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

Fauré:

La fleur qui va sur l'eau Op. 85 No. 2

Gregorian Chant:

Ave maris stella (gregoriano)

Haydn:

The Mermaid's Song, Hob. XXVIa:25

Honegger:

Chanson des Sirènes (No. 1 from "Three Songs from La petite Sirène" d'Andersen)

Berceuse

Lawes, H:

Slide soft, you silver floods

Mahler:

Phantasie aus Don Juan (Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit)

Mendelssohn:

Auf dem Teich, dem regungslosen, weilt des Mondes, Op. 71 No. 4

Purcell:

Two Daughters of this Aged Stream (from King Arthur, Z628)

Schubert:

Der Fischer, D225 (Goethe)

Am See, D746 (Bruchmann)

Des Fischers Liebesgluck, D933 (Leitner)

Schumann:

Loreley Op. 53 No. 2 (August Wilhelmine Lorenz)

Der Himmel hat eine Träne geweint, Op. 37 No. 1

Die Meerfee Op. 125 No. 1

Szymanowski:

Samotny ksiezyc (No. 1 from Piesni ksieznicki z basni 'Songs of a Fairytale Princess', Op. 31)

Złote Trzewiczi (No. 3 from Piesni ksieznicki z basni 'Songs of a Fairytale Princess', Op. 31)

Pieśń o Fali (No. 5 from Piesni ksieznicki z basni 'Songs of a Fairytale Princess', Op. 31)

Wolf, H:

Die Geister am Mummelsee (No. 47 from Mörike-Lieder)

Erstes Liebeslied eines Mädchens (No. 42 from Mörike-Lieder)

Nixe Binsefuss (No. 45 from Mörike-Lieder)


Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano), Simon Martyn-Ellis (lute)

DG - 4779796

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