Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 10

Mahler: Symphony No. 10


Chen Qigang:

Wu Xing (The Five Elements) suite for orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Clinton Carpenter completion


The Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Lan Shui release a unique commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth, the first known video release of Symphony No. 10 as completed by Clinton Carpenter, on DVD.

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth is a very special release from The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Lan Shui: a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 in the seldom heard completion by American musicologist Clinton Carpenter, on DVD. Recorded live in the spectacular Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, this is the first known video release of Carpenter’s realisation of Mahler’s enigmatic final symphony. Adding to the uniqueness of the release is Wu Xing (The Five Elements), a work by one of today’s leading Chinese composers, Chen Qi-gang.

Commissioned by Radio France in 1998, Qi-gang’s popular Wu Xing was born out of the idea of wanting to write five short pieces, each representing a different symbol. “From there,” states Qi-gang, “the idea of representing the Five Elements musically was born.”

Bonus features include interviews with Lan Shui and photographs from the Mahler 10 recording sessions. The printed booklet is in English, French, German, Japanese & Chinese while the interview is spoken in English and subtitled in Chinese, French, Japanese and German.

The American Record Guide has compared Lan Shui’s achievements with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to those of George Szell in Cleveland and Simon Rattle in Birmingham. He has recorded over a dozen discs that have garnered wide-spread acclaim.

Bonus material:

Interviews with Lan Shui on Mahler 10, Wu Xing

Spoken in English Subtitled in Chinese, Japanese, German, French

Total playing time including interviews: 107 minutes

“It’s a controversial version, but magnificently played by the Tonhalle, a fitting climax to this rewarding cycle.” Sunday Times, 23rd January 2011 ****

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Mahler: Symphony No. 10

Mahler: Symphony No. 10


Chen Qigang:

Wu Xing (The Five Elements) suite for orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Clinton Carpenter completion


The Singapore Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Lan Shui release a unique commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth, the first known video release of Symphony No. 10 as completed by Clinton Carpenter, on DVD.

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth is a very special release from The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Lan Shui: a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 in the seldom heard completion by American musicologist Clinton Carpenter, on DVD. Recorded live in the spectacular Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, this is the first known video release of Carpenter’s realisation of Mahler’s enigmatic final symphony. Adding to the uniqueness of the release is Wu Xing (The Five Elements), a work by one of today’s leading Chinese composers, Chen Qi-gang.

Commissioned by Radio France in 1998, Qi-gang’s popular Wu Xing was born out of the idea of wanting to write five short pieces, each representing a different symbol. “From there,” states Qi-gang, “the idea of representing the Five Elements musically was born.”

Bonus features include interviews with Lan Shui and photographs from the Mahler 10 recording sessions. The printed booklet is in English, French, German, Japanese & Chinese while the interview is spoken in English and subtitled in Chinese, French, Japanese and German.

The American Record Guide has compared Lan Shui’s achievements with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to those of George Szell in Cleveland and Simon Rattle in Birmingham. He has recorded over a dozen discs that have garnered wide-spread acclaim.

Bonus material:

Interviews with Lan Shui on Mahler 10, Wu Xing

Spoken in English Subtitled in Chinese, Japanese, German, French

Total playing time including interviews: 107 minutes

“It’s a controversial version, but magnificently played by the Tonhalle, a fitting climax to this rewarding cycle.” Sunday Times, 23rd January 2011 ****

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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, and 7 (on Blu-ray No. 1, 2, 3 and 6) 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

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 79 mins

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The Gustav Mahler Celebration

The Gustav Mahler Celebration

Recorded live at Kaliště


Mahler:

Totenfeier

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Ging heut' morgen übers Feld (No. 2 from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen)

Urlicht (orig. in Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Rückert-Lieder)

Es sungen drei Engel (orig. in Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Trost im Unglück (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)


Marita Solberg (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

On 7 July 2010 Kaliště in Czech Republic, where Gustav Mahler was born on this very day 150 years ago, the music world celebrated one of the greatest composers ever. The renowned Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Austrian maestro Manfred Honeck, and world famous soloists will commemorate the composer with an unique outdoor live concert.

Gustav Mahler was born into a Jewish family in Kaliště on July 7, 1860 as the second of fourteen children. His exceptional musical gifts became apparent at an early age. He began giving music lessons when he was six, and at fifteen he was admitted to the Vienna Music Conservatory. He embarked on what was to become an extraordinary career as a conductor and operatic administrator when he was barely twenty. Mahler was best known during his own lifetime as one of the leading orchestral and operatic conductors of the day. He has since come to be acknowledged as one of the most important late-romantic composers

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

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 78 mins

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EuroArts - 2058148

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The Rodolfus Choir: Choral Collection

The Rodolfus Choir: Choral Collection


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV867: Prelude

(arr, Ralph Attwood as 'Die mit Tränen säen')

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

(arr. Jonathan Rathbone as 'Requiem æternam')

Barber, S:

Agnus Dei

Chopin:

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

(arr. Leo Hussain as 'How do I love thee?')

Prelude Op. 28 No. 20 in C minor

(arr. Ralph Attwood as 'Pro peccatis suæ gentis')

Delius:

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

(arr. Robert Quinney)

Grieg:

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

(arr. Alex Milner/Lora Sansun)

Grier, F:

Let us invoke Christ

Great is the power of thy Cross

God, who made the earth and sky

Proclaim his triumph

Day after Day

James Bowman (soloist)

Salve Regina

Corpus Christi Carol

O King of the Friday

Christ's Love-Song

The voice of my beloved

Dilectus meus mihi

Thou, O God, art praised in Sion

Mahler:

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

(arr. Clytus Gottwald)

Mozart:

Ave verum corpus, K618

(arr. Ben Parry)

Puccini:

Crisantemi

(arr. Ralph Allwood/Lora Sansun as 'Christo smarrito')

Schubert:

An die Musik D547

(arr. Lydia Smallwood)

Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343

(arr. Ralph Attwood)

Tallis:

Sancte Deus

Suscipe quaeso Domine

Salvator mundi

Miserere nostri, motet for 7 voices, P. 207

In ieiunio et fletu

If ye love me

Loquebantur variis linguis

Candidi Facti Sunt

O Lord, give thy holy spirit

O nata lux de lumine 5vv

Videte miraculum

Verily, verily I say unto you

O salutaris hostia for five voices

O sacrum convivium

Thou wast, O God

Jesu salvator saeculi

Short Service (Dorian) for 4 voices: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

Te lucis ante terminum

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

(arr. Leo Hussain)

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

(arr. Ralph Attwood as 'Ave Maria')

Widor:

Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1

(arr. David Willcocks as 'Sing!')


Rodolfus Choir, made up of singers aged from 16 to 25 who have been chosen from past and present members of Eton College's summer choral courses for prospective choral scholars. It follows the release in May of a new recording of choral works by Herbert Howells (SIGCD190), which was enthusiastically received and praised by listeners and reviewers.

CD1: 12 Anthems by Francis Grier

12 original compositions by Francis Grier, set to sacred words and texts. Grier has written much for the Anglican choral tradition, having pieces commissioned and performed from Westminster Abbey, King's College, Cambridge, as well as Durham, Edinburgh, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals.

CD2: Thomas Tallis: Latin & English Motets and Anthems

Latin and English motets and anthems by the accomplished 16th Century polyphonist. Few, if any, composers of the era can boast such a variety of musical styles and genres as Thomas Tallis. His diverse yet strikingly individual voice was a product of an outstanding musical imagination combined with the extraordinary historical context in which he lived. His working life spanned the reign of four monarchs, each preferring a drastically different flavour of Christian worship from his or her predecessor.

CD3: By Special Arrangement

A dazzling selection of arrangements of instrumental and orchestral music, performed by the Rodolfus Choir, by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Chopin , Schubert and Widor

Signum - SIGCD240

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

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

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 21 August 2003


Eteri Gvazava (soprano) & Anna Larsson (mezzo)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra & Orfeón Donostiarra, Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado has realised a dream with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The orchestra, an exclusive ensemble of handpicked musicial stars, opens up new dimensions in the interpretation of symphonic music with exceptional soloists.

The line-up includes such luminaries as Ilya Gringolts and Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer, alongside members of the world’s great orchestras. The cellos section alone boasts Natalia Gutman, Clemens Hagen and Valentin Erben.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 have already been released on EuroArts – the symphonies have set new standards in interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

“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

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Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

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Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Booklet Notes: English, German, French

Running time: 86 mins

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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 10 August 2006


The imposing experience of Mahler’s No. 6 is captured live in a performance of awesome silences and towering climaxes with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado.

Claudio Abbado has realised a dream with his new Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The orchestra, an exclusive ensemble of handpicked orchestral musicians, opens up new dimensions in the interpretation of symphonic music with exceptional soloists such as violinist Kolja Blacher, cellist Natalia Gutman and clarinettist Sabine Meyer filling the first desks.

Claudio Abbado is undeniably a supreme Mahler conductor and his best selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra – symphonies No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 have already been released on EuroArts – they have set new standards in interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

“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 Aprepared 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

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Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

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Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

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“It would be easy to make a journalistic meal out of the way a drained Abbado holds his hand on his heart in the everlasting-seeming half minute's silence at the end of this Mahler Six. But there's not a hint of emotional excess about this awe-inspiring performance, draining only by virtue of its total concentration and bewildering armoury of tonal beauties. ...the range of shots is unerring and keeps the cowbells out of sight as something other-worldly in an already supernatural performance.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2007 *****

“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.” Gramophone Magazine

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Mahler: Songs with Orchestra

Mahler: Songs with Orchestra


Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Thomas Hampson (baritone)

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Der Tambourg'sell (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Urlicht (orig. in Des Knaben Wunderhorn)


Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony bring their historic Mahler recording cycle to a close with the composer’s three song cycles. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, who launched their historic Mahler recording cycle in 2001, complete the best-selling, critically acclaimed and award winning project with the composer’s atmospheric song cycles. The live recordings, taken from concerts in the orchestra’s Davies Symphony Hall, features two of America’s most lauded singers, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in Rückert-Lieder, and baritone Thomas Hampson in Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and selections from Das Knaben Wunderhorn.

The release coincides with international celebrations Mahler’s music, as 2010 is the 150th anniversary of his birth, and 2011 marks the 100th year of his death. The SFS and MTT, among the world’s leading interpreters of Mahler’s music, will play a significant role in the global commemoration of Mahler, through concerts, prominent media projects, and extensive international tours. The MTT/SFS Mahler cycle has won seven Grammy Awards, including three for Best Classical Album, and has sold over 140,000 recordings world-wide. This final instalment puts the crowning touch on every collector’s CD shelf.

“'Um mitternacht' works best, with gleaming voice complemented by superb San Francisco clarinets and trumpets - glorious recorded perspectives, too, as ever from this source.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2010 **/***

“From the opening bars of the Wayfarer songs, Hampson demonstrates his mettle as a gifted storyteller, his warm, legato tones awash with dramatic colour. Susan Graham's mezzo brings similar tonal and dramatic light and shade to the Rückert-Lieder. The orchestra has this music just as sussed.” Classic FM Magazine, November 2010 *****

“It is unusual to hear a baritone sing "Urlicht" or indeed "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen", but that Housman-like tale is here most sympathetically unfolded...[Hampson's] is a performance of terrific presence and power.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

“[Graham's] contribution is unquestionably the highlight. She brings great depth of feeling to Liebst du um Schönheit (If you love for beauty) and Um Mitternacht (At Midnight). Indeed, I can’t think of a finer contemporary female interpreter of these songs on disc. Please, someone, record her in the other two cycles.” Sunday Times, 19th September 2010 ***

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Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn


Mahler:

Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

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

Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Der Tambourg'sell (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Lob des hohen Verstandes (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Der Schildwache Nachtlied (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Urlicht (orig. in Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Trost im Unglück (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Lied des Verfolgten im Turm (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Verlorne Müh' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Das himmlische Leben


These songs follow on from the release in this series of Mahler’s 4th Symphony. This recording ends with “Himmlischen Leben”, the song which closes the 4th Symphony. Christiane Oelze and Michael Volle alternate as soloists and sing some songs as duets. Once again, Stenz creates an unmistakable sound and demonstrates why this is a significant Mahler cycle.

“Volle's military narratives are crisp and direct, with splendid fanfaring from the Cologne players, rather than heavy-laden...there's plenty of point and with from both the spotlit orchestral solos and the singers throughout.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2010 ****

“Stenz provides vivid, no-nonsense direction...Michael Volle matches Fischer-Dieskau in "Revelge"...there is delight to be had from the operetta-like duets and in the prisoner-in-the-tower song where [Oelze] captures to perfection the schmeichlerisch ("flattering") quality Mahler requests” Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

“Both have voices that are ideally suited to this music and the poetry: they're not too knowing but are careful to sing what's written, and both have the ability to colour their voices most sensitively...Stenz is alert throughout to telling orchestral details without ever drawing the wrong kind of attention to them: this is remarkable Mahler conducting, full of imagination and colour.” International Record Review, January 2011

“Oelze's performance is one of silvery radiance, with drama and humour aplenty. Volle delivers a highly atmospheric Tambourgesell, his dynamics and dramatic enunciation spinning a mood weighted with nervous doom. The orchestra is particularly light of touch, dancing and making love with youthful joy, but turning on the weight and gravitas when required.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 ****

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Barbirolli in New York: The 1959 Concerts

Barbirolli in New York: The 1959 Concerts


Barbirolli:

An Elizabethan Suite

Recorded 10th January, 1959

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Recorded 18th January, 1959

Berl Senofsky (violin)

Elgar:

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Recorded 25th January, 1959

Richard Lewis (tenor), Maureen Forrester (contralto), Morley Meredith (baritone)

Westminster Choir

Introduction & Allegro for strings, Op. 47

Recorded 3rd January, 1959

William Lincer (viola), John Corigliano & Leopold Rybb (violin) & Laszlo Varga (cello)

Haydn:

Symphony No. 88 in G major

Recorded 10th January, 1959

Holst:

The Planets: Mars

The Planets: Mercury

The Planets: Uranus

The Planets: Jupiter

Recorded 18th January, 1959

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Recorded 10th January, 1959

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 8 in D minor

Recorded 3rd January, 1959


Barbirolli conducted the New York Philharmonic from 1936 to 1943 and returned to New York in 1959 to conduct the orchestra in a series of concerts featuring English repertoire rarely heard by Americans. Here are the best performances of Sir John’s visit, previously unissued, in state-of-the-art digital restorations. Includes “Dream of Gerontius” with Richard Lewis, a very fine Gerontius.

“[Gerontius] anticipates the superlative studio recording Barbirolli and Lewis made together with Janet Baker five years later, though Maureen Forrester is a more than capable Angel here and the baritone, Morley Meredith, is arguably superior to his later equivalent...The mono sound is patchy but just about serviceable, but Barbirolli fans won't worry about that.” The Guardian, 23rd September 2010 ***

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