Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Bruno Walter with the NBC Symphony 1939

Bruno Walter with the NBC Symphony 1939


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Wagner:

Faust Overture, WWV59

Siegfried Idyll


This is the first release of a complete concert performed on 8th April 1939, of Wagner’s Faust Overture, Siegfried Idyll and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Bruno Walter was Mahler’s protégé and heard Mahler himself perform and conduct the symphony. A must for admirers of this conductor and in excellent sound.

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Bruno Walter conducts Mahler & Mozart

Bruno Walter conducts Mahler & Mozart


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Recorded on 19th April, 1952

Carla Schlehan (soprano)

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma

Mozart:

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550

Recorded on 25th September, 1950

Berliner Philharmoniker


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Weit flog ich (Far did I fly)

Weit flog ich (Far did I fly)


Mahler:

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

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Nono:

Music for Flute and String Orchestra: Y su sangre ya viene cantando - Epitaffio No. 2

Evelyn Peña Comas (flute)

Schoenberg:

Ein Stelldichein

Lied der Waldtaube (from Gurrelieder)

chamber version by the composer

Webern:

Vier Lieder, Op. 12

orch. Pernes - world premiere

and a reading of Richard Dehmel's poem 'Ein Stelldichein' by Werner Wölbern


Ildiko Raimondi (soprano)

Junge Philharmonie Wien, Michael Lessky

The basis of this CD was an idea by Michael Lessky, the conductor of the Junge Philharmonie Wien, for an orchestration of the Strindberg song ‘Schien mir’s, als ich sah die Sonne’ from Anton Webern’s Song Cycle Op.12 by the Austrian composer Thomas Pernes. The work has been commissioned by the Arnold Schoenberg Centre in Vienna and this is the Premiere Recording.

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Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E minor


Neeme Järvi has been recording for Chandos for several decades now, especially with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with which he has made more than 100 CDs. Many of these recordings have received tremendous critical acclaim and include several Gramophone Award Winners.

This is his second Chandos recording with the Residentie Orchestra The Hague, of which he is chief conductor. The first, of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony (CHSA5080) was released in April to excellent acclaim. Gramophone wrote: ‘Järvi is too good a musician not to take his players with him. Indeed the Dutch musicians display a certain daredevil nonchalance as they breeze their way through the epic 635-bar finale.’

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony is perhaps the least well known of all Mahler’s symphonies. Its five movements were written over a period of two years, 1904 – 05, and scored and revised in 1906. The symphony has no programme, but the two serenade movements were influenced by the German romanticism of the poetry of Eichendorff, and elements of the fairytale, the macabre, and the sentimental permeate these movements.

Even though the symphony is imbued with a richness of melody, and bold and original harmonies, it is perhaps the most enigmatic of all Mahler’s symphonies. It begins with a striking funeral march, which develops into a powerful allegro, though the music is at the same time full of ‘dream-like’ elements. These dream-like fantasy elements pervade the serenade movements, which are separated by an exciting central scherzo, and the symphony ends with a vigorously contrapuntal finale. Perhaps the symphony can be seen as a journey from darkness to light, from the B minor gloom of the beginning, to the blaze of C major at the end. The journey is fascinating and very rewarding.

“[it is] as if Järvi wants to stress beyond all doubt that the symphony represents a new direction for Mahler: more experimental, more abstracted...[He] plainly revels in the spookhouse effects of the nocturnal inner movements” Gramophone Magazine, August 2010

“here is playing of a very high international standard throughout. Never once do the musicians let their conductor or composer down, and the internal balance of the vast instrumental forces Mahler demands is admirable. Everything is clear, sonically, from the most finely detailed solos to the largest tuttis...This is a fine achievement all round.” International Record Review, October 2010

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 12 August 2009


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Yuja Wang (piano)


“Like a cry of Nature”: thus the expression mark that opens Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony – and the programme of the Festival 2009 which takes up Nature as its guiding theme. Mahler, in the First Symphony, shaped the “cry of nature” into a musical vision of an entire human life in four stages – from a spring-like upsurge of feelings through desire and suffering, to the end of earthly existence and the entrance into Paradise.

The opening treats listeners to a spectacular début as the twenty-two-year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang plays Sergei Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto. In her Lucerne appearances she displays the full range of her artistry as Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto demands not only lyricism and intimacy but brilliance and virtuosity.

Claudio Abbado has realised a dream with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The orchestra consists of an exclusive ensemble of handpicked musicians like Kolja Blacher and Sebastian Breuninger, Natalia Gutman, Clemens Hagen and Jens Peter Maintz.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 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

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 79 mins

FSK: 0

“...if the composer had died after writing this, you'd imagine - from Claudio Abbado's performance with his good-looking once-a-year superband, at least - that his mission on earth was already perfected...Abbado's rubato reaps wonders in the songs and country dances, but it's in the finale that he dares most. No wonder the audience goes wild.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 *****

“Every visual detail caught by the eye becomes woven into the aural tapestry of Mahler’s First Symphony. The tension is high from the beginning as spring rustles into life. Abbado carefully paces each surge in energy, each mood transformation. Every climax rings out with exultation” The Times, 2nd July 2010 ****

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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor


Dagmar Pecková (mezzo soprano)

Women of the Rundfunker Berlin, Knabenchor Hannover & Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin


Mahler:

Kindertotenlieder

bonus

George London

Orchestra des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, Otto Klemperer

Tchaikovsky:

Eugene Onegin

George London (Onegin), Valerie Bak (Tatyana), Anton Dermota (Lensky), Gottlob Frick (Gremin), Lilian Benningsen (Larina), Gremin (Filipyevna), Franz Klarwein (Triquet), Max Proebstl (Zaretsky)

Choir & Symphony Orchestra Bayerischen Rundfunks, Richard Kraus


This performance was recorded in Munich in 1954. Includes Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder cond. Klemperer with George London.

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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'


Benjamin Luxon, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Deborah Sasson, Faye Robinson, Florence Quivar, Gwynne Howell, Judith Blegen, Kenneth Riegel, Lorna Myers, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Deborah Sasson (Soprano), Florence Quivar (Contralto), Lorna Myers (Contralto), Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Benjamin Luxon (Baritone), Gwynne Howell (Bass), James Christie (Organ), Faye Robinson (Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Chorus)

Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Boys Choir, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

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

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


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Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major


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