Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Strauss - Wagner - Mahler

Strauss - Wagner - Mahler


Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Strauss, R:

Hymne Op. 34 No. 2

Der Abend Op. 34 No. 1

Männerchöre (3), AV123

Wagner:

Three songs to 'Tristan and Isolde'

Arr. Clytus Gottwald


On this new CD the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra presents itself a cappella in works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and Richard Wagner.

Magnificent tone paintings like “Isoldes Liebestod” (“Isolde’s Love-Death”) and the “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” (“Songs of a Wayfarer”) radiate a new unprecedented glory in transcriptions for 16-part chorus by Clytus Gottwald. Thanks to its special tonal homogeneity and stylistic versatility, this ensemble enjoys the highest regard throughout the world. Dutch conductor Peter Dijkstra – the artistic director of the ensemble since 2005 – is the shooting star on the choral scene and has presented the ensemble together with both BR orchestras in a number of versatile programs.

- Purely Chorus! The BR-Chor presents itself a cappella

- Warm, crystal-clear choral sound

- “Classics” from the late romantic era in unusual transcriptions

- Recent recordings from 2009 and 2011

“Formidably assured singing.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2012 ****

BR Klassik - 900503

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Paul Paray Live in Detroit

Paul Paray Live in Detroit


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

recorded on 13th December 1960

Glenn Gould (piano)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5

recorded on 12th November 1959

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

recorded on 12th November 1959

Arnold Steinhardt (violin)


“Paray’s orchestral introduction [the Mendelssohn] is full of big-boned elegance. His uncluttered approach to internal balancing generally ensured that the music he most favoured was stripped of accretions and any fat...Paray brings to [the Mahler] a strong incisive rhythm combined with a sense of clarity and proportion familiar from his studio inscriptions.” MusicWeb International, 9th April 2014

Tahra - TAH721/722

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler: Symphony No. 9


Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Justin Brown

The Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, one of the oldest orchestras not only in Germany but also in the entire world, can look back on a rich tradition. The ensemble was established in 1662 as the court orchestra in the margrave residence at Durlach in Baden and developed from these beginnings to become an ensemble with a substantial national and international reputation. Renowned court musical directors of the orchestra such as Franz Danzi, Hermann Levi and Felix Mottl conducted numerous premieres and first performances including works by Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók. Brahms, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss personally conducted the ensemble on several occasions.

Hermann Levi inaugurated regular subscription concerts in the 1860s, when the ensemble was still known as the court orchestra, and this tradition is still continued today by the Badische Staatskapelle in their symphony concert series.

British conductor Justin Brown enjoys an international reputation in both the symphonic and operatic fields. He is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, as well as the General Music Director of the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe. In Karlsruhe he has been particularly celebrated for his conducting of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', as well as the late operas of Verdi and Strauss.

Justin Brown has worked with many of the world’s top orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Dresden Philharmonic. Since beginning his opera career at the English National Opera and Scottish Opera, Justin Brown has conducted at Covent Garden, La Monnaie, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Frankfurt, Opéra de Nantes, Opéra de Strasbourg, Teatro San Carlo/Lisbon, the Norwegian Opera and Bavarian State Opera in Munich.

“Justin Brown has talked of learning this symphony as a child from Horenstein's 1953 recording, and there's a loving expansive, Romantically saturated and somewhat blurry rhetoric common to them both.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

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Pan Classics - PC10262

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A Musical Journey: Switzerland, Austria, Germany & Italy

A Musical Journey: Switzerland, Austria, Germany & Italy


Music by Mahler

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 twentieth century 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, nicknamed 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.

Video Format • NTSC / Colour / 4:3

Audio Format • DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM Stereo 2.0

Region Coding • No Region Coding

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

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Naxos Musical Journeys - 2110550

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Weltgeheimnis

Weltgeheimnis

Lieder by Liszt, Mahler, Pizzetti & Rihm


Liszt:

Sonetti di Petrarca (3) for voice & piano, S270

Mahler:

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Pizzetti:

Sonetti (3) del Petrarca

Rihm:

Späte Gedichte (4) von Friedrich Rückert


Christoph Pohl (baritone) & Tobias Krampen (piano)

Genuin - GEN12233

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William Steinberg conducts Mahler, Elgar, Strauss and Prokofiev

William Steinberg conducts Mahler, Elgar, Strauss and Prokofiev


Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Prokofiev:

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

Strauss, R:

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Don Juan, Op. 20

Der Rosenkavalier - Suite


Urania Widescreen Collection - WS121136

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Mahler: Symphony No. 5


DG Virtuoso - 4783620

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 10

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 10


Mahler:

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz

Artek - AR-0057-2

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Historical Moment in Bayreuth

Historical Moment in Bayreuth


Avni:

Prayer

Cohen, S:

Hatikvah

Liszt:

Angelus (1877) R. 389, S. 378

Mahler:

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder! (Rückert-Lieder)

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Um Mitternacht (Rückert-Lieder)

Dietrich Henschel (baritone)

Mendelssohn:

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

Wagner:

Siegfried Idyll


Israel Chamber Orchestra, Roberto Paternostro

ARS Produktion - ARS38100

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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'


Michaela Kaune (soprano) & Dagmar Pecková (alto)

Philharmoniker Hamburg, Simone Young

October of this year was the 100th anniversary of the Hamburg premiere of Mahler’s Second Symphony so this release by the Hamburg Philharmonic is very timely. The soloists are outstanding. Simone Young’s partnership with this orchestra is proving to be very successful: “What I like most about this performance (OC633 Bruckner Symphony No.1)… is its mixture of drama and warmth… Gramophone

“In the 'Urlicht' - nobly enhanced by Dagmar Peckova's deep contralto timbre - Young (as directed by Mahler but rarely practised) separates and distances the trumpets at the start as if we've suddenly entered another realm.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2012

“Young's Second is, in a word, stunning. At once personally involving ad profoundly moving, this traversal finds her expertly marshalling highly accomplished forces through this 80-minute confrontation with life, death and the hereafter with such unwavering conviction that the ultimate triumph is never at issue...Young's new account merits high commendation and can hold its own in the most illustrious company.” International Record Review, May 2012

Oehms - OC412

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