Gustav Mahler

(1860-1911)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Live Munich, June 12 1981


“2008 was a good year for Audite. One notable highlight, amongst many other releases, was the spectacular discovery of Porgy and Bess: the German première of this Gershwin opera was recorded in 1952 amidst the wreckage of post-war Berlin. The audio tapes remained untouched and uncatalogued for over 40 years in the archives of the former RIAS. The discovery was only made possible as a result of intensive research as well as through the close and long-term relationship that we enjoy with our partners at the radio and the archives. Apart from such highlights, Audite deliberately issues diverse recordings, the common ground of which lies in the striking intensity of their interpretation. This subjective criterion is the musical and focal core of the label. It is the combination of the personal dedication of its personnel, the unusually slimline company structure and the international bias which have taken audite forward for many years. I therefore have no worries about the future: we hope you will join us in looking forward to another year full of discoveries!” Ludger Bockenhoff

The audiophile label audite has developed into a highly regarded address in the classical scene during the past few years.The professional press has bestowed the highest praise on Rafael Kubelik's Mahler cycle with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, as well as on the rediscovery of the composer Eduard Franck. Besides these series, which are being continued, we commit ourselves to first-class artists, unusual repertoire and audiophile quality. Sound engineer Ludger Böckenhoff is the motor and centre of audite. For many years he worked for companies such as Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and BBC, and is still active today as a producer for other high-standard labels. The close cooperation with a growing nucleus of first-class artists has also arisen out of this activity.This guarantees a clear programming line, consistently high quality and polished productions.The audite programme is based on three pillars - legendary recordings, interesting, at times unusual repertoire and large editions. Each audite production is newly conceived and prepared from the very outset. Each time, we carefully select the best hall, the best instrument and the equipment best suited to this very recording. And this detailed work continues throughout the whole production process right up to the cover design and the writing of the booklet text.The booklet's graphic design is individually matched to the music; the extensive, multi-lingual accompanying texts are written by established experts, but are also comprehensible to the layman.

"All in all, a breath of fresh Moravioan air and a wonderfully civilised alternative to the hi-tech histrionics of today's market leaders." (Gramophone)

Audite - AUDITE10020

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

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

Recorded live in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center on May 1, 2, and 3, 2008


An expert interpreter of Mahler's symphonies, CSO Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink leads the triumphant First Symphony.This release coincides with Haitink’s 80th birthday. Happy Birthday Bernard!

According to the Chicago Tribune, "Haitink's reading was warmly expansive and beautifully played." The Chicago Sun-Times noted, "Haitink and the CSO demonstrated confidence, vigor and ease…and brought the capacity crowd to its feet for a five-minute series of ovations." A musical force in Chicago and around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the finest international orchestras. Its expansive catalogue of more than 900 recordings has earned 58 Grammy Awards-more than any other orchestra in the world. In 2007, the CSO launched its in-house record label, CSO Resound. Featuring live concert performances by the CSO with world-class conductors and guest artists, CSO Resound showcases the power and versatility of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra today.

"Haitink's baton barely had to quiver for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to unfurl textures of gossamer, satin, and down." The New Yorker

"Plenty of other conductors have brought us the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a virtuoso band. Haitink has shown us what fine musicians they all are." Financial Times

“As expected, the Chicagoans' playing is magnificent, lending impressive refinement and depth of tone to the steady-as-she-goes conception… The third movement brings a surprise, the opening theme allocated to all nine double basses instead of the customary solo instrument.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2009

“So it is here in this superb recording of Mahler's First Symphony, made during performances in Chicago last year. The spectrum of texture Haitink conjures from the orchestra is astonishing, ranging as it does from delicate wisps to violent eruptions...This breathtaking performance is the next best thing to hearing Haitink and the CSO in the flesh.” The Telegraph, 21st April 2009 *****

“Bernard Haitink's latest, Chicago interpretation of Mahler One moves with measured, sophisticated tread through the first three movements… After all this refinement… the finale… comes as a surprise. It's opening 'cry of a wounded heart'… makes its listeners jump, with the strings unleashing clearly-defined fork lightning. The emotion recollected in tranquillity at the movement's heart is movingly done, the two brass cornerstones of impending victory gloriously full-throated, the final 'triumphal' focused to the last.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2009 *****

CSO Resound - CSOR901902

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Mahler - Symphony No. 2

Mahler - Symphony No. 2

recorded live at the Theatre des Champs Elysees 13/11/1958


Constant, M:

24 Preludes for Orchestra

World Premiere Recording

Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Berthe Montmart (soprano) & Oralia Dominguez (mezzo)

with Choeur de la RTF


The Parisian public had to wait until 1958, more than half a century after the performance conducted by Mahler himself for a return to concert programmes of the Second Symphony, after a long period of mistrust in France.The approaching centenary of Mahler’s birth in 1960 must have helped, as we too have noted as 2010/2011 approach! It was conducted twice at the Theatre aux Champs-Elysses in 1958: on February 20th, by Carl Schuricht, and on November 13th by the 40-year old Leonard Bernstein, both with the RTF. The first of these has been on the market for some time. It is only fitting that the second now become available.

radio france - FRF002

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$28.25

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Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Volume 5 - (1980-1990)

Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Volume 5 - (1980-1990)

The Live Radio Recordings


Beethoven:

Mass in C major, Op. 86

Choir of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Martha Argerich (piano)

Neeme Järvi

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Berg:

3 Wozzeck-Fragments

Gerd Albrecht

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Carlo Maria Giulini

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 6 in A major

Eugen Jochum

Dallapiccola:

Commiato

Dorothy Dorow (soprano)

Lucas Vis

Debussy:

Images for orchestra

Antál Doráti

Diepenbrock:

Lydian Night

Hans Vonk

Escher:

Largo from Sinfonia i.m. Maurice Ravel

Lucas Vis

Univers de Rimbaud

Lode Devos (tenor)

Lucas Vis

Hartmann, K:

Concerto Funèbre for violin & string orchestra

Theo Olof (violin)

Kurt Sanderling

Hindemith:

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

George Pieterson (clarinet)

Bernard Haitink

Keuris:

Catena

Edo de Waart

Refrains and variations

Edo de Waart

Kodály:

Dances of Galanta

Werner Herbers (oboe)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Leonard Bernstein

Martinu:

Symphony No. 6 'Fantaises symphoniques'

Wolfgang Sawallisch

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Bernard Haitink

Don Giovanni, K527: Overture

Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K495

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Nielsen:

Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 (FS97)

Kirill Kondrashin

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Kirill Kondrashin

Ravel:

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Bernard Haitink

L'enfant et les sortilèges

Charles Dutoit

Rossini:

Le Siège de Corinthe Overture

Riccardo Chailly

Roussel:

Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 42

Hans Vonk

Schat:

Thema

Werner Herbers (oboe)

Schoenberg:

Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5

Christoph von Dohnányi

Schreker:

Prelude to a Drama

Friedrich Cerha

Schubert:

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Leonard Bernstein

Schumann:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 'Spring'

Bernard Haitink

Scriabin:

Symphony No. 4 - 'Le Poème de l'extase', Op. 54

Antál Doráti

Sibelius:

Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104

Sir Colin Davis

Strauss, R:

Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten, TrV234a

Erich Leinsdorf

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Iván Fischer

Stravinsky:

Symphony of Psalms

Sir Colin Davis

Le Chant du Rossignol

Riccardo Chailly

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

Antál Doráti

Varèse:

Hyperprism

Hans Vonk

Webern:

Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 10

Carlo Maria Giulini

Im sommerwind (Idyl for large orchestra) (1904)

Riccardo Chailly


The Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is a transcription in sound of the concert-giving history of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, based upon radio recordings from the archives of Dutch Radio and Radio Netherlands World Service. Six decades of the 20th century are put under the spotlight in six boxes, each containing 14 CDs. We have chosen not only legendary performances under chief conductors of the KCO but also concerts led by countless guest conductors of both greater and lesser renown. Famous soloists make their debuts with the orchestra alongside world premieres of works that have since become classics of the repertoire. This fifth volume of the Anthology features the radio recordings made by the orchestra in the 1980s, presenting an overview on 14 CDs of the orchestra's artistic development under various conductors during that period.

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RCO Live - Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - RCO08005

(CD - 14 discs)

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major


Apex - 2564692299

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Eric Ericson Chamber Choir - Treasures

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir - Treasures


 

Den enda stunden

Thomas Jennefelt & Sven-David Sandström

Britten:

Sacred and Profane, Op. 91

Daniel-Lesur:

Le Cantique des Cantiques

Edlund, L:

Två dikter

Mahler:

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

Schoenberg:

Friede auf Erden, Op. 13


Following the 90th birthday of Eric Ericson the Chamber Choir’s treasure chest has been scoured for unique live recordings from the 1970s up to 2008. Gems include Benjamin Britten’s Sacred and Profane, which based on medieval texts from the 12th & 13th centuries, was his last choral composition for a professional ensemble.

Caprice - CAP21813

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The Art Of Bernard Haitink

The Art Of Bernard Haitink


Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Brahms:

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

1877 version

Wiener Philharmoniker

Debussy:

La Mer

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Liszt:

Festklänge, symphonic poem No. 7, S101

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Ravel:

Ma Mère l'Oye

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Smetana:

Má Vlast: Vltava

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Strauss, R:

Tod und Verklärung, Op. 24

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Stravinsky:

Scherzo a la Russe

Berliner Philharmoniker

The Rite of Spring

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky:

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

Wagner:

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam


Haitink 80th birthday 4 March 2009. This 7CD set is an overview of his recording career for Philips/Decca over 50 years. Booklet essay has an overview of Haitink’s life, career and achievements by acclaimed writer, scholar and broadcaster Robert Layton. Recordings feature the main orchestras Haitink has recorded and worked with during the past 50 years

Decca - 4781429

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Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 9

Mahler - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 9


Mahler:

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Symphony No. 9 in D major


The great Bruno Walter conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in these two great Mahler symphonies. The 4th recorded in 1950 and the 9th dating from 1938.

Andromeda - ANDRCD9044

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

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

Live recording


Simona Šaturová (soprano) & Yvonne Naef (mezzo)

Philadelphia Singers Chorale & Philadelphia Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach

One of the great Mahler conductors of our time, Christoph Eschenbach has a particularly close connection to the spiritual spheres of pain and relief in the music of Gustav Mahler. His recording of the Sixth Symphony, with The Philadelphia Orchestra, was hailed by Gramophone as "maybe the Sixth of first choice, sonically and interpretatively," and ClassicsToday stated, "No Mahlerian will want to miss it!" This new release features the Second Symphony, one of Mahler's most popular and successful works during his lifetime.The celestial Urlicht is performed by the celebrated mezzo-soprano Yvonne Naef. This is the eighth recording to be released under the "formidable Ondine-Eschenbach-Philadelphia partnership" (Gramophone) which began in 2005, and has produced discs that have been honoured with accolades including BBC Music Magazine's Disc of the Month, Gramophone Editor's Choice, among others.

“When the lovely second subject of the first movement shyly, mysteriously, finds its voice here Eschenbach and his orchestra magically open up the imagination to a world of infinite possibility.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2009

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

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

Live 21st August 2003, KKL Luzern


Eteri Gvazava (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orféon Donosiarra, Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado conducting ‘his’ Lucerne Festival Orchestra, an exclusive ensemble of handpicked musical stars, with the bonus of exceptional soloists. The line-up of the band includes such luminaries as Ilya Gringolts and Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer, alongside members of the world's great orchestras. The cello section alone boasts Natalia Gutman, Clemens Hagen and Valentin Erben. Every recording of Abbado is an event and his best-selling recordings with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra have set new standards in the interpretation of Gustav Mahler as we approach the centenaries of his birth and death. His Mahler 3 is a best-seller and this Symphony, No. 2, is his personal favourite. "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

“It's good to have this incandescent performance back. If you have the CDs, it’s still worth getting the DVD to see Abbado in action, and to hear the Resurrection in surround sound.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 *****

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Medici Arts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2053269

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