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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Roberto Saccà (tenor) & Stephen Gadd (baritone)

Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott

“…I believe it may well be the most personal of my works so far.” Gustav Mahler to Bruno Walter (1908). - The collaboration between the Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott and Tudor began in 2003 with music of farewell, Schubert’s “Unfinished”. With the “Song of the Earth”, the British conductor now says goodbye to his German orchestra, having made history with the recording of Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler’s symphonies.

Mahler’s “Symphony in songs, in six movements for large orchestra, tenor and baritone solo”, in fact his Ninth Symphony - related to Beethoven: ”Do you know the Creator, world?” - is the most moving music of hope and farewell in all of symphonic literature. The encounter with the “Song of the Earth” gives us “heavenly pleasures” while still on earth, in the “Drinking Song of Earth’s Misery”, in the hymns to “Spring, to Autumn, to Youth and Beauty” and in the “Farewell” that leads to a promise: “Everywhere and forever blue is the horizon, forever… forever… forever!” This was best expressed by Hans Werner Henze: “This music speaks as if in a thousand human voices, offering the simplest expressions for the most difficult conditions… While it contains much loss-induced sorrow, it also has messages for the future of mankind: one of these is hope, another - aimed at the very essence of music - is love.”

“Both Gadd and Roberto Saccà tend to a wide vibrato at times. But it’s under control, and Saccà strikes me as ideal…best of all, Gadd injects real, tearful emotion into the great releases of the ‘Farewell’…in the Bamberg orchestra, Nott has a team of players responsive to his every nuance…[a] very singular and involving interpretation” BBC Music Magazine, June 2017 ****

“The recording… does the performances justice… the SACD sound for Tudor has… greater depth and transparency… Those who have been following Nott’s often-impressive Mahler cycle on Tudor need not hesitate… [the release] confirm[s] the stature of Nott among the leading Mahlerians of his generation in presenting what its composer knew was his ‘ninth symphony’ in all save designation and which remains arguably his most audacious conception.” classicalsource.com, May 2017 ****

“The tenor, Roberto Saccà, sounds excellent. His heldentenor experience comes into its own here, ringing with great strength through the perils of the first song, even at the hell-for-leather climax of the ape howling amongst the tombstones. He then lightens the voice beautifully, with only a tiny shade of pushing, in the narrative of Von der Jugend, and he even manages some humour in Der Trunkene im Frühling.” MusicWeb International, May 2017

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Smetana: Má Vlast

Smetana: Má Vlast


Smetana’s cycle “My Country” is a pinnacle of symphonic literature. There is nothing quite like it: six musical poems which, while independent of each other, form an organic whole.

As a composer, Smetana was in the vanguard. This visionary work is unmistakably personal, connected to the Czech nation’s tragic history and to the Bohemian-Moravian landscape; it is not only about memory, it also gives hope for the future, brilliantly describing landscapes of the human soul. As such it goes beyond time, to create something of lasting significance. This is music of nostalgia, which sets thoughts and emotions free.

After hearing “My Country”, one emerges stronger. Every one of these six pieces has a tremendous energy, and enables one to live with melancholy and sorrow: the work transforms the listener and enriches the soul.

“Jakub Hrůša has an enviable reputation in Czech repertoire and his reading of My Country has great merit…there is a great deal to admire especially in capturing orchestral detail, aided by a vivid recording” BBC Music Magazine, February 2017 ****

“[Hrůša] paints the landscape vividly, whether the rapids of St John’s or the dark shadows of Bohemia’s meadows and forests…[in the final two movements] we find raw energy, theatricality and, perhaps most strikingly, pathos…recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

“A very fine achievement.” MusicWeb International, 18th January 2017

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Overtures by Beethoven, Cherubini, Gluck, Mendelssohn, Mozart & Weber

Overtures by Beethoven, Cherubini, Gluck, Mendelssohn, Mozart & Weber


Beethoven:

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Cherubini:

Medea Overture

Gluck:

Iphigénie en Aulide: Overture

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21

Mozart:

Idomeneo, K366: Overture

Ballet Music from Idomeneo, K367

Weber:

Oberon Overture


Bamberger Symphoniker, Karl-Heinz Steffens

In the concert hall overtures are often misused as orchestral finger exercises, rolling out the red carpet for the rest of the programme, and at first glance this production by Tudor may look like a selection of musical requests. The ancient world, while its spirit can still inspire visitors to the Acropolis or the temples at Agrigento, has a hard time of it today, as we neglect to cultivate its languages or literature. Yet every day and all over the world, it is present in the masterpieces of classical and romantic music, and their fabled heroes Iphigenia, Idomeneo and Medea have become members of classical music's family. This recording has no didactic aim. It is about bringing these masterpieces back into the limelight: beside the title of "Overture", each one deserves the addition "symphony in one movement" or "symphonic poem". They are joined by the coronation music from Idomeneo, now justly considered a unique ballet suite from the genius of Mozart.

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & American Suite

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 & American Suite


Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

American Suite in A major, Op. 98a(b)


Like Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler, Dvořák crowned his symphonic oeuvre with a Ninth. After the premiere at Carnegie Hall, New York on 16 December 1893, he wrote: “The newspapers say no composer ever knew such a triumph. People applauded for so long that I had to bow from my box like a king?! alla Mascagni in Vienna.”

The symphony met with worldwide success, and remains one of the most frequently performed. In many ways Dvořák broke new ground here, and proved that he was far more than a simple Bohemian musician. He opened the ears of musicians and audiences to Indian folklore and the melodic treasury of black Americans. While certain particularities were inspired by Indian music, the work’s themes are all original Dvořák creations. One might almost call the work a symphonic poem with the title “With Hiawatha through Bohemia’s fields and groves”.

The Bamberger Symphoniker, with their characteristic dark yet glowing sound, are perfectly at home in this universe. By a stroke of luck, Robin Ticciati, the rising star in the latest generation of conductors, is particularly sensitive to this lyrical yet impulsive idiom. His performances have an irresistible energy, without ever concealing Dvořák’s undercurrent of melancholy.

Here, as in the 'American Suite', Robin Ticciati and the Bamberger Symphoniker can be said to have rediscovered the 'New World'.

“Admirable…[with] some lovely woodwind…playing of high quality and an excellent recording” BBC Music Magazine, August 2015

“A big, bold New World, this, with a strong bass-line and a winning approach to the first movement's second subject…a super CD, the symphony a fair match for Sir Colin Davis and the LSO, the Suite making it…a digital frontrunner. More of the same, please” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

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Arioso & Brillante

Arioso & Brillante


Albinoni:

Concerto in D major for trumpet & organ

Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor: Menuet & Badinerie

Clarke, Jeremiah:

Trumpet Voluntary 'Prince of Denmark's March'

Gounod:

Ave Maria

Handel:

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Loeillet, Jean Baptiste:

Sonata in C major Op. 3

Telemann:

Trumpet Concerto in F minor

Vivaldi:

Oboe Concerto in F major, RV455

Viviani:

Sonata prima


Gabor Tarkovi (trumpet) & Peter Kofler (organ)

Maurice André and Miles Davis finally brought the trumpet to life, giving it its individual character and turning it into a seismograph of the human soul. Since then it has sung and dazzled us with its brilliance. Neither Bach nor Albinoni, Telemann, Handel or Vivaldi could ever have imagined the breathtaking acrobatics, depth of expression or lyricism that Gábor Tarkövi, the Hungarian star trumpeter of the Berliner Philharmoniker, is able to coax from his different trumpets.

Together with Peter Kofler he performs transcriptions of works from the baroque period with such style, taste, energy and authenticity that they all sound like originals!

“If such a sound word can tire the ears relatively quickly, both players alight sensitively on a deft balance and a simple, galant elegance which characterise almost all these works...Tarkovi's effortless legato in the slow music is remarkable for its control and congenial colouring, whether in the measured exoticism of the Vivaldi concerto.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2014

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Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor


Hanna-Elisabeth Muller (soprano), Anke Vondung (alto), Dominik Wortig (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bamberger Symphoniker, Robin Ticciati

Bruckner’s last mass is a masterpiece. While rooted in the traditional Austrian mass, a descendant of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, it also contains symphonic elements otherwise found only in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, although Mahler can already be seen on the horizon.

Premiered in 1872 in Vienna’s Augustinerkirche to immense acclaim, the work is now performed both in the liturgy and in concert, having become a permanent part of the repertoire.

In contrast to the monumental symphonies, here we encounter a very special soundscape, reaching from soft ethereal sounds to jubilant surges.

“I don’t know how experienced Robin Ticciati is at conducting Bruckner symphonies but he certainly seems at home here in the Bruckner idiom... in this score it’s the choir that takes centre stage for most of the proceedings and the Bavarian Radio Choir excel in every way...The success of the enterprise is helped in no small measure by the splendid sound.” MusicWeb International, 1st July 2014

“Ticciati's feel for Bruckner intricate structure...runneth over with instinctive wisdom, and he marshals a top-notch team of vocal soloists. Every time I hear the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra I'm reminded that they're real contenders; but what a pity this careful attention to detail has been torpedoed by sound balance problems.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2014

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

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


“It's not only as compelling as this team's Seventh and Ninth Symphonies, it also counts among the most bracing, revelatory Sixths on disc...The all-embracing theatricality is equal to Leonard Bernstein's first New York recording...the torrents around the fallout from the hammerblows of fate in the colossal finale.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2014 *****

BBC Music Magazine

Orchestral Choice - January 2014

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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'


Janina Baechle, Lioba Braun, Michaela Kaune, Marisol Montalvo, Manuela Uhl, Albert Dohmen, Michael Nagy & Stefan Vinke

Chor der Bamberger Symphoniker, Tschechischer Philharmonischer Chor, Windsbacher Knabenchor & Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott

“the verdict is 'decent but not world-beating', with shortcomings in his soloists pulling him up well short of the best available. There is uplift and impulse in the opening movement, with brilliant details...The great peroration is impressive” Gramophone Awards, December 2013

“Lucky Bamberg...This reading of the Eighth makes a perfect climax to its Mahler cycle under its Solihull-born conductor, who is surely one of the most underestimated musicians on the planet.” Sunday Times, 20th October 2013

GGramophone Awards er 2

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Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Violin Concerto No. 1

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy & Violin Concerto No. 1


Bruch:

Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Romance for viola & orchestra/piano, Op. 85


Guy Braunstein (violin)

Bamberger Symphoniker, Ion Marin

Violinist Guy Braunstein has been the concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2000. In 2013 he will step down to dedicate himself to his solo career. His extraordinary musicianship has been heralded equally as a soloist, a chamber musician and, more recently, he has enjoyed a considerable success as a conductor.

He has played with some of the world's leading orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Israel Philharmonic and Filharmonica de la Scala, to name a few.

He has collaborated with musicians such as Zubin Mehta, Issac Stern, Claudio Abbado, Yefim Bronfman, Sir Simon Rattle, Emanuel Ax, SemyonBychkov, Maurizio Pollini, Andris Nelsons, LangLang and Hélène Grimaud among others. He also has a special working relationship with Daniel Barenboim both as a soloist and in recital.

Guy Braunstein plays a rare violin made by Francesco Ruggeri (Cremona, 1679).

The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has a strong record of providing first class performances and recordings for the Tudor label and this disc of romantic works will continue their high standards.

“this version is special, but not by being spectacular, eccentric or glamorous. Its merits are instead based on gentle and honest musicianship...[Braunstein's] playing is characterised by its gentleness and lyricism. That said, he has a formidable virtuoso technique which is needed in the more extrovert parts of both the main works” MusicWeb International, 29th May 2013

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Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Mahler: Symphony No. 7


Jonathan Nott and the Bamberger Symphoniker have written a special chapter in recording history with this series. Currently nominated in the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Awards, their recording of Mahler Symphony No.3 (TUDOR7170) was a BBC Music Magazine Orchestral Choice; “a recorded spaciousness which lets every ensemble and solo spiritually resound.”

“Nott's reading has many of the virtues that distinguished the finest of his earlier discs – formal clarity and directness; lean, crisp textures; and a total lack of indulgence. He is at his most impressive in his clear-sighted handling of the long span of the first movement” The Guardian, 14th March 2012 ****

“Nott adopts a gradual but far from cautious approach to a first movement that inches forward from its initial pensiveness...no one who hears this account is likely to be disappointed, not least when the Bamberg Symphony's playing reaffirms its current standing among European orchestras” International Record Review, May 2012

“We've come to expect certain qualities from this Bamberg/Nott Mahler cycle - not least real stylistic awareness and exceptional attention to detail - and this beautifully prepared and acutely well-heard Seventh is no exception. Perhaps Nott's most notable achievement here lies in uncovering beauty and fascination and a certain sensuousness beneath the often strange and misshapen...One to hear - and superbly engineered, too.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

“Nott's is the latest in a hard-to-choose-from field. Every Bamberg soloist, from the artistic tenor horn solo right at the start, is given room to breathe...This performance may not be quite as incandescent as the same team's recent Third Symphony, but it's still well up to the overall standards of Bamberg's Mahlerian success story.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2012 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - June 2012

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