Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Kurt Sanderling

Kurt Sanderling


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Felicity Lott (soprano)

Mozart:

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture


BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

Kurt Sanderling has recently been featured on BBC Legends with his recording of Mahler Symphony No.9 (BBCL42322) which received excellent reviews.

The follow-up is Mahler Symphony No.4, which unlike Mahler Symphony No.9, has never been recorded by Sanderling either in the studio or in a broadcast recording. This is a new addition to his discography.

Soprano Felicity Lott is one of the most celebrated and loved singers today and this has been recognized on the packaging by making a double bill of both artists.

Superb stereo sound from the BBC Studios in Manchester.

Kurt Sanderling, who still lives in Berlin in his 90's, represents one of the great conductors of the past - he was joint conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra during Evegeny Mravinsky's sensational years and has since enjoyed a cult status in London, Salzburg, New York etc.

“…many will welcome the opportunity to time travel, not least for a treasurable contribution from the young Felicity Lott. Sanderling offers no interpretative novelties. His music-making incarnates a dedication and sincerity we are in danger of losing.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2009

BBC Legends - Conductors - BBCL42482

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Mahler & Schumann

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Mahler & Schumann


Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Recorded 24th-25th June,1952 in Kingsway Hall, London

Philharmonia Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Kindertotenlieder

Recorded 20th-21st June, 1955 in Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

Schumann:

Liederkreis, Op. 39

Recorded 10th March, 1954 in EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London

Gerald Moore (piano)


One the finest Lieder singers and one of the most prolific recording artists of his generation, the great German baritone, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, possessed a virtually flawless vocal technique, a remarkable ability to convey the right tonal colour and nuance of a musical phrase, as well as a wonderful command of rhythm.

This re-issue brings together three of Fischer-Dieskau’s most famous recordings, that of Schumann’s Liederkreis with the pianist Gerald Moore, a partnership which would produce a remarkable artistic and creative fusion over the next quarter century.

The 1952 recording of the song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, conducted by Furtwängler, was made at a time when the music of Mahler was little known or heard outside German-speaking countries, a bold and inspired choice.

“Together [Fischer-Dieskau and Furtwangler] recorded what remains an unsurpassed version of the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, the singer spontaneously overwhelmed by the meaning of the text, the conductor revealing more of the inner workings of the score than any of his successors and drawing a sensuous response from the young Philharmonia. The recording, amazingly, hardly shows its age and comes up on CD sounding natural, refined and as beautiful as the performance.” Gramophone Magazine (on the EMI reissue)

“In Kindertotenlieder the young Fischer-Dieskau is a perfect foil for the aging Furtwängler. Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 39, an early collaboration with Gerald Moore, will melt the stoniest heart.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2009 *****

Naxos Historical Great Singers - 8111300

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Spirit Of Discovery

Spirit Of Discovery

Great Music from the Age of Exploration


Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Anton Nanut

Mendelssohn:

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Alois Springer

Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Alois Springer

Rimsky Korsakov:

Scheherazade, Op. 35: The Sea & Sinbad's Ship

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bystrik Rezucha

Sullivan, A:

The Pirates of Penzance: Overture

The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, The New Promenade Orchestra, Isidore Godfrey

Wood, Henry:

Fantasia on British Sea Songs

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis


The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1054

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A Musical Moment

A Musical Moment

Profound music for contemplation


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne

Ilya Ioff (violin)

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 - Adagio

Martin Souter (piano)

Fauré:

Pavane, Op. 50

Sam Piha (guitar), Martin Vishnik (guitar)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Adagietto

Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Anton Nanut

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457: Adagio

Martin Souter (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466 – Romance

Felicja Blumental, piano

Philips, P:

Pavana Dolorosa

Martin Souter (virginal)

Senfl:

Vita in ligno moritur, prima pars

Lynda Sayce (bass lute)


The Gift of Music - CCLCDG1159

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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor


"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)

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 19 August 2007

“One of the greatest Mahlerians alive today, Abbado conducting Mahler's Third Symphony with his own Lucerne Festival Orchestra is not to be missed. Whether you enjoy watching concerts on DVD is a matter largely of personal taste, but those wanting a close-up on Abbado's elegant fingers won't be disappointed. Mahler's Third charts a journey to transcendence from the origins of life - given primordial terror by the LFO brass, every solo amid the immaculate ensemble sound cherished with Abbado's grasp of overarching Mahlerian narrative. Anna Larsson is ethereal in the fourth movement's Nietzschian text, the finale a sublimely convincing interpretation of the transcendence of love.” The Times, 16th August 2008 *****

“…Mahler three of peerless concentration and shape. ...Claudio Abbado never forces the expressivity of the superband Lucerne Festival Orchestra; yet every colour and texture shines through. …the filming of the orchestra is faultless.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 *****

“Abbado draws a reading of such commitment, technical polish and interpretative acuity - wondrously linear and yet emotionally true, without a shred of vulgarity - that you can only marvel at Mahler's musical-metaphysical vision and Abbado's sensitive shaping of it.” Financial Times

“This truly is a genuine archive treasure” Classic FM Magazine

“Abbado's performance of this work at last year's Proms was the highlight of the season: all the reviewers were unanimous. Illness prevented him from then conducting it in New York (Boulez took over) but now we can see the 2007 Lucerne concert performance and marvel at its comprehensiveness and refinement. This really is the world's greatest chamber group, as Abbado intended it to be!” Hi-Fi News

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Medici Arts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2056338

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Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen


Mahler:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete)

Kindertotenlieder

Revelge (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Der Tambourg'sell (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Der Schildwache Nachtlied (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)


Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone) & Hakan Hagegard (baritone)

Kölner-Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Gary Bertini

Israeli conductor Gary Bertini, chief conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne and director of music at the Frankfurt opera was well known for his wide symphonic repertoire which included acclaimed recordings of the complete Mahler Symphonies.

Collaboration between the maestro of the orchestra and one of the most remarkable contemporary singers can be nothing less than a great moment of Mahler interpretation. Phoenix Edition is delighted to bring together these two masters of the Mahler genre.

All the songs found their way into some of Mahler’s Symphonies; The “Songs of a Wayfarer”present throughout the First Symphony, songs from “The Youth’s Magic Horn“ found their way into the Second and Fourth Symphonies and the sentiments of the Rückert Lieder into Symphonies 5, 6 and 7. The “Kindertotenlieder” in particular contrast the polyphonic sound of wind phrases and the string cantilena with harp sounds reminiscent of the original piano versions.

Hakan Hagegard concludes this CD with songs about which the conductor Bruno Walter once observed: “Mahler found everything that moved his soul in the ‘Youth’s Magic Horn’; and even more, he found it described just as he himself perceived it to be: nature, piety, desire, love, leave-taking, death, the joy of youth […] – all of that was alive in him as it was alive in the poetry, and so his songs burst forth.”

“Gary Bertini guides crystal-clear Mahler. Quasthoff ranges confidently in the Wayfarer songs and blends restraint with searing emotional phrases in the Kindertotenlieder; Hagegård sounds a touch generic by comparison.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2008 ****

“faultless in tonal production and technical assurance: he always sings with thought for the text; word and note become as one.” Gramophone Magazine (on Thomas Quasthoff)

Phoenix Edition - 105PHOENIX

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Discover the Symphony

Discover the Symphony

Includes music by: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Brahms, Mahler, Sibelius, Elgar, Shostakovich, Lutoslawski and others.


Author: Andrew Huth

From modest beginnings in eighteenth-century Italy, the symphony soon developed into the highest form of western instrumental music at the hands of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The symphony became a big, public form that used the community of the orchestra to address the community of the audience. After two and a half centuries of the most varied masterpieces, the symphony still remains an ideal means for the individual voice to convey a world of ideas and feelings to a wide audience. Discover the Symphony, comprising two CDs and a 100-page booklet, traces the colourful and exciting story of a musical form that has expressed the most intimate emotions of the greatest composers and at the same time reflected the fascinating and often turbulent state of the world in which they lived.

Naxos Educational - Discover - 8558208-09

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The Art of Dmitri Mitropoulos Vol.2

The Art of Dmitri Mitropoulos Vol.2


Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

Lalo:

Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

Mahler:

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Prokofiev:

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

Schoenberg:

String Quartet No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10

orchestrated

Erwartung, Op. 17

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor


Carmine Coppola, Mischa Mishakoff, Dimitri Mitropoulos (piano), Zino Francescatti, Pietro Scarpini, Astrid Varnay, Strings Of The Nbc Symphony Orchestra, Dorothy Dow

Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Nbc Symphony Orchestra, Dimitri Mitropoulos

Music & Arts - MACD1214

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'


It took Mahler over four years to complete his first symphony. The composer conducted the first performance in 1889 and received a hostile reception from press and public alike. It is now a favourite in concert halls around the world. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra is led by their star conductor, Jonathan Nott, a conductor who is leading the orchestra to new heights. Their performances and recordings receive unprecedented praise wherever they are played.

“…this one of the best recorded accounts we've had since Kubelík and Bernstein… Nott, you feel, has got under Mahler's skin; Gergiev is merely offering an impersonation.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2008

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - August 2008

Super Audio CD

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Tudor Jonathan Nott Complete Mahler Symphonies - TUDOR7147

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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'


Annelies Kupper, Ilona Steingruber, Dorothea Förster-Georgi, Maria von Ilosvay, Ursula

Zollenkopf, Lorenz Fehenberger, Hermann Prey & Franz Crass

NDR-Sinfonieorchester und Kölner Rundfunkchor, Chor der Hamburger Musikhochschule Städtischer Chor Hamburg & Knabenchor der Oberschule Eppendorf, Winfried Zillig

recorded Hamburg, Musikhalle, November 29/30, 1954

Gala - GL100806

(CD - 2 discs)

$14.50

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