Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Recorded in Carnegie Hall on 12th February 1950

New York Philharmonic

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Recorded in Vienna on 16th September 1948

Maria Cebotari (soprano) & Rosette Anday (contralto)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Chor der Wiener Staatsoper


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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major


This performance, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli was recorded in Torino on 25th November 1960.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & Kindertotenlieder

Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & Kindertotenlieder


Debussy:

La Mer

Recorded in Cologne on 24th October 1960

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Dmitri Mitropoulos

Mahler:

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Recorded at Carnegie Hall on 13th March 1958

Dmitri Mitropoulos

Kindertotenlieder

Recorded at Carnegie Hall on 12th February 1960

Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano)

Leonard Bernstein


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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Barber, S:

Agnus Dei

Brahms:

Gesänge (3) for six-part mixed choir, Op. 42

Bruckner:

Denn er hat seinen Engeln befohl…

Holten:

Schall und Rauch und Rosenstrauch

Mahler:

Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz (No. 4 from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

arr. Clytus Gottwald

Nørgård:

Wiigen-Lied

Schoenberg:

Friede auf Erden, Op. 13


Chorus sine nomine, Johannes Hiemetsberger

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Hermann Prey – Arias & Songs

Hermann Prey – Arias & Songs


Bach, J S:

Cantata BWV56 'Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen'

Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Mozart:

Bravo, signor padrone…Se vuol ballare (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso (from Le Nozze di Figaro)

Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (from Così fan tutte)

Donne mie la fate a tanti (from Così fan tutte)

Fin ch'han dal vino (from Don Giovanni)

Deh! vieni alla finestra (from Don Giovanni)

Der Vogelfänger bin ich, ja (from Die Zauberflöte)

Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Rossini:

Largo al factotum (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Sung in German

Schubert:

Wo find ich nur den Ort (from Alfonso und Estrella, D732)


Hermann Prey (baritone)

Hermann Prey has delighted opera audiences with his humour and the way he is able to bring characters to life. His lyric baritone voice is both noble and mellow. This CD presents him in some of his classic roles, including Figaro and Papageno.

Berlin Classics Portrait - 0300223BC

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Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Strasbourg 1960

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in Strasbourg 1960


Mahler:

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Recorded on 29th May 1960 in Vienna

Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Fischerweise, D881 (Schlechta)

Rosamunde, D797: Romance 'Der Vollmond Strahlt auf Bergeshöh'n'

Liebe schwarmt auf allen Wegen, D239 No. 6 (Goethe)

Der Einsame, D800

Seligkeit D433 (Holty)

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Strauss, R:

Freundliche Vision, Op. 48 No. 1

Ruhe, meine Seele!, Op. 27 No. 1

Zueignung, Op. 10 No. 1

Schlechtes Wetter, Op. 69 No. 5

Wolf, H:

Herr, was trägt der Boden hier (from Spanisches Liederbuch)

St Nepomuks Vorabend (No. 20 from Goethe-Lieder)

Gebet; Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen

In dem Schatten meiner Locken (No. 2 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

Wiegenlied im Sommer (from Sechs Lieder für eine Frauenstimme)

Geh' Geliebter, geh' jetzt (No. 34 from Spanisches Liederbuch: Weltliche Lieder)

Mausfallen-Sprüchlein (from Lieder für eine Frauenstimme)


Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) & Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)

The legendary Elisabeth Schwarzkopf performs a recital of songs (recorded on 15th June) by Schubert, Wolf and Richard Strauss. The bonus is three songs by Mahler, performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, also recorded in 1960.

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Romantica: Works for Violin & Organ

Romantica: Works for Violin & Organ


Bossi, M E:

Adagio

Karg-Elert:

Sanctus for violin & organ, Op. 48B No. 1

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

trans. for violin and organ

Ravanello:

Sonata

Reger:

Romanze

Rheinberger:

Pieces (6) for violin and organ, Op. 150


César Velev (violin) & Dominico Severin (organ)

This is an unusual combination of instruments, yet all except two of the works in this recital (a Romanze by Reger and an arrangement of Mahler’s Adagietto) are original ones. Many of these composers were known for their concert organ works.

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Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts Debussy & Mahler

Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts Debussy & Mahler


Debussy:

La Mer

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, 24 October 1960

Mahler:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, 31 October 1960

Lucretia West (contralto)


Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896–1960), a most distinguished Mahlerian, was one of the great conductors of his generation, the music director of the New York Philharmonic and a frequent guest conductor of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics as well as La Scala, Milan.

This Cologne performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.3 from 31 October 1960 is the only complete performance of the work conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, the only other being his 1956 broadcast with the New York Philharmonic which is distorted by cuts and amendments.

It is the only officially released recording of Mitropoulos’s performance and together with Debussy’s La Mer, is sourced from WDR’s own master tapes.

The Cologne concert took place two days before Mitropoulos’s death in Milan on 2 November 1960. The set is completed by Mitropoulos’s outstanding interpretation of Debussy’s La Mer. A worthy document of a great condutor.

SAMPLE TRACK Mahler: Symphony No.3 - 1st Movement

“These performances, taken from 1960 radio broadcasts, were the last Mitropoulos gave. During the symphony’s huge first movement, he suffered a heart attack; and, though he went on conducting, he died two days later... Yet this account is still fine enough to reveal his mastery of Mahler and his rapport with the Cologne orchestra, shown also in a brilliant, mercurial La Mer.” Sunday Times, 8th May 2011 **

“part of the fascination of this 1960 live performance is hearing the Cologne orchestra tackle what was then very unfamiliar repertoire. The playing is occasionally rough and imprecise, but it’s also wonderfully exciting. Mitropoulos seamlessly knits the kaleidoscopic first movement together, the trombone solo raw and passionate, the marching band sections rowdy but tightly controlled.” Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 4th June 2011

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 2003-2009


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Eteri Gvazava (soprano) & Anna Larson (mezzo)

Orféon Donosiarra

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Anna Larsson (contralto)

Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna & Tölzer Knabenchor

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Symphony No. 7 in E minor


Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

The DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of Claudio Abbado's Mahler symphonies recordings Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 have already proven to be true Best-sellers. On the occasion of Mahler's 100. Anniversary of Death (May 18), EuroArts will release a luxurious 4 Blu-ray Box set, including the Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1-7 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado.

Packaging: Digipack in Slipcase with 72 pages Booklet

Blu-ray Disc 1: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 1 & 2; Blu-ray Disc 2: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 3 & 4; Blu-ray Disc 3: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 5 & 6; Blu-ray Disc 4: Mahler: Symphony No. 7

An aficionado must-have!

“It’s different having best friends together. Everyone is there to enjoy making music, to take pleasure, to play with enthusiasm, with passion. They are prepared to do any crazy thing I ask them for the sake of the music. To fly, to walk through fire.” Claudio Abbado

“Has there ever been a suaver, more transparent Mahler performance or one in which everything stays so beautifully in tune? ... Abbado’s music-making is a celebration of the purest joy.” The Gramophone Magazine

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 (Italian, Spanish)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 550 mins

FSK: 0

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EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2058574

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Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 17/18 August 2005


Claudio Abbado is undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time.

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has set new standards in the field of classical music.

The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 (on Blu-ray No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) have already been released on EuroArts – have set new standards in interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler. Also the complete cycle of Symphonies Nos 1 – 7 is available as a Blu-ray disc box-set.

“It’s different having best friends together. Everyone is there to enjoy making music, to take pleasure, to play with enthusiasm, with passion. They are prepared to do any crazy thing I ask them for the sake of the music. To fly, to walk through fire.” Claudio Abbado

“Has there ever been a suaver, more transparent Mahler performance or one in which everything stays so beautifully in tune? ... Abbado’s music-making is a celebration of the purest joy.” The Gramophone Magazine

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

Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

Region code: All

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 78 mins

FSK: 0

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2054624

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