Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 1


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Blumine (original 2nd movement of Symphony No. 1)


Uppsala Kammarorkester, Paul Mägi

The Uppsala Chamber Orchestra is regarded by many as one of the finest chamber orchestras in Sweden. The orchestra is characterized by its flexibility in various styles, from early baroque to contemporary music, and its exquisite orchestral sound, both warm and lustrous. Paul Mägi took over from Howard Shelley in 2004 as the orchestra’s principle conductor. They perform on this new recording for Swedish Society, Mahler’s First Symphony.

Swedish Society - SCD1149

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$19.75

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 21/22 August 2010


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)


In Summer 2010 Claudio Abbado and his outstanding Lucerne Festival Orchestra performed another symphonic work by Gustav Mahler: the Symphony No. 4. Abbado combines the orchestral work (which features a solo soprano in the finale) with Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder”. Soloist in both works is the Czech soprano Magdalena Kozena.

Magdalena Kožená does not only make the “heavenly joys” resound in the final movement of Mahler’s fourth symphony. Before that, she devotes herself to the seraphic beauty and intimate simplicity of Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.

Practically all the songs that Mahler composed prior to 1900 were based on texts from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”, a collection of folk poems published by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim. From then on, Mahler turned exclusively to a single poet - the Franconian orientalist and translator Friedrich Rückert. Mahler confessed that the poems moved him so deeply that he sometimes felt he had written them himself. In the transcendent final Lied, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”, he also quoted a phrase from the Adagio of his 4th symphony. Asked what it meant, he said that it personified himself.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 have already been released on EuroArts – have set new standards in interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 88 mins

FSK: 0

“There are innumerable incidental beauties from all sections: the woodwind nothing short of sublime, the brass tactfully reticent, the strings perhaps most remarkable of all with their radiant pianissimos...Kožená sings with consummate technical control and intellectual understanding...Here is profoundly affecting artistry which for once lives up to the hype.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

“The most remarkable thing of all is the sense of intimacy that he achieves: this is Mahler conducting of the greatest insight, matched by playing of the highest quality, matched by pacing of the highest quality...I can't think of any other filmed performance of this symphony that I'd rather hear and watch...This is a DVD to cherish.” International Record Review, March 2011

“there's no-one...who lifts the phrases so beguilingly (and without a baton) as does Abbado. You'll never see a first movement done with bigger smiles or more wide-eyed wonder, nor the poco adagio heaven inflected as artistically as here from the master's goodlooking love-in orchestra, filmed with ingenuity as always by Michael Beyer's camera team.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 ****

DVD Video

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EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2057988

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$36.50

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 21/22 August 2010


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)


In Summer 2010 Claudio Abbado and his outstanding Lucerne Festival Orchestra performed another symphonic work by Gustav Mahler: the Symphony No. 4. Abbado combines the orchestral work (which features a solo soprano in the finale) with Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder”. Soloist in both works is the Czech soprano Magdalena Kozena.

Magdalena Kožená does not only make the “heavenly joys” resound in the final movement of Mahler’s fourth symphony. Before that, she devotes herself to the seraphic beauty and intimate simplicity of Mahler’s Rückert Lieder.

Practically all the songs that Mahler composed prior to 1900 were based on texts from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”, a collection of folk poems published by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim. From then on, Mahler turned exclusively to a single poet - the Franconian orientalist and translator Friedrich Rückert. Mahler confessed that the poems moved him so deeply that he sometimes felt he had written them himself. In the transcendent final Lied, “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”, he also quoted a phrase from the Adagio of his 4th symphony. Asked what it meant, he said that it personified himself.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 have already been released on EuroArts – have set new standards in interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

Picture format BD: 1080i Full HD - 16:9

Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

Region code: All

Subtitles: English, German, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 88 mins

FSK: 0

“there's no-one...who lifts the phrases so beguilingly (and without a baton) as does Abbado. You'll never see a first movement done with bigger smiles or more wide-eyed wonder, nor the poco adagio heaven inflected as artistically as here from the master's goodlooking love-in orchestra, filmed with ingenuity as always by Michael Beyer's camera team.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 ****

“There are innumerable incidental beauties from all sections: the woodwind nothing short of sublime, the brass tactfully reticent, the strings perhaps most remarkable of all with their radiant pianissimos...Kožená sings with consummate technical control and intellectual understanding...Here is profoundly affecting artistry which for once lives up to the hype.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2011

“The most remarkable thing of all is the sense of intimacy that he achieves: this is Mahler conducting of the greatest insight, matched by playing of the highest quality, matched by pacing of the highest quality...I can't think of any other filmed performance of this symphony that I'd rather hear and watch...This is a DVD to cherish.” International Record Review, March 2011

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EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2057984

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Mahler: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 2


Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Silke Kaiser (soprano) & Cornelia Kallisch (mezzo)

Strauss, R:

Das Rosenband, Op. 36 No. 1

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Wiegenlied, Op. 41 No. 1

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland Op. 56 No. 6

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

Felicity Lott (soprano)


This new release on Cascavelle is a wonderful demonstration of the mastery of two great composers in the art of vocal music, delivered in very different styles. The recording was originally made in 1996 with the Mahler being ‘live’. The Strauss is a credit to Felicity Lott who is certainly showing that she was at the top of her vocal game on this recording.

Cascavelle - VEL3148

(CD - 2 discs)

$29.50

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Rafael Kubelik conducts Schubert & Mahler

Rafael Kubelik conducts Schubert & Mahler


Mahler:

Das Lied von der Erde

Hilde Rössel-Majdan (mezzo) & Waldemar Kmentt (tenor)

Schubert:

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


Kubelik was the first conductor born after Mahler’s death to display a lasting commitment to his music in Salzburg. In 1959, together with the Venna Philharmonic and excellent soloists, he offered a compelling programme that paired Mahler with Schubert. The symphony, with its melancholic opening movement and pugnacious closing Allegro, led seamlessly into the fatalistic drinking song at the beginning of the Mahler and into the ensuing movements.

Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - Salzburger Festspieldokumente - C820102B

(CD - 2 discs)

$15.00

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Mahler: The People’s Edition

Mahler: The People’s Edition

Limited Edition


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Ileana Cotrubas (soprano) & Christa Ludwig (mezzo)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Wiener Staatsopernchor, Zubin Mehta

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Anna Larsson (contralto)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein

Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

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

Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Arleen Augér, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk & Martti Talvela

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Sängerknaben, Georg Solti

Symphony No. 9 in D major

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Ed. Deryck Cooke

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Riccardo Chailly


Over 5000 votes were cast in DG’s Mahler web poll, over 400 customers have submitted their suggestions for a complete Mahler Symphony cycle … and now we know who will appear in the People’s Edition.

All great performances, many of them already legendary. There are no big surprises – indeed five selections correspond to those in our bestselling Mahler Complete Edition released earlier this year.

PACKAGING: classic capbox, booklet includes tracklisting, illustrated timeline, photos, complete list of participants in the web poll

DG - 4779260

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Live recording from 17th May 1952

Tahra - TAH4033

(CD)

$16.75

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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'


Emilia Cundari (soprano), Maureen Forrester (contralto)

New York Philharmonic, Westminster Choir, Bruno Walter

Urania - URN22420

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$14.50

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Live Recording 24/8/1950


Beethoven:

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Irmgard Seefried (soprano)


The Salzburg Festival has always been diverse in its repertoire, and this is also reflected in these Salzburger Festspiel Dokumente 2010. Dominated by birthday boys, among both the composers and the interpreters, Gustav Mahler’s works naturally have to be represented here, as the Salzburg Festival played a major role in his rediscovery soon after the Second World War.

Thus it was in 1950 that Bruno Walter returned to Salzburg with the Fourth Symphony. Mahler was the man who had discovered Walter and furthered his career and Walter had a quarter of a century earlier given the Fourth Symphony’s Salzburg première with the Vienna Philharmonic. He returned to conduct the symphony with the same orchestra in 1950, and as his soloist he brought Irmgard Seefried, whose voice was suitably joyful, yet also sounded as if lost in reverie. The symphony was followed by a gripping performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture.

Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - Salzburger Festspieldokumente - C818101B

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$15.00

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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'


Frances Yeend, Uta Graf, Camilla Williams (sopranos), Martha Lipton (mezzo), Eugene Conley (tenor), Carlos Alexander, George London (bass)

Westminster Chorus, Schola Cantorum New York, Public School Manhattan Chorus & New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

This performance was recorded in Carnegie Hall, New York in 1950. The choirs are Westminster Chorus, Schola Cantorum New York and the Public School Manhattan Chorus.

Recorded on 6th April 1950

Archipel Records - ARPCD0508

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$8.75

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