In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and just one month short of his own 85th birthday, composer-conductor Pierre Boulez marked his forty-five-year collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra by directing this very special Mahler-only concert at Ohio’s splendid Severance Hall.
Following the Adagio from the unfinished Tenth Symphony, he presented Twelve Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn with soloists Magdalena Kožená and Christian Gerhaher, both much-sought-after opera and concert singers on the world’s leading stages.
BONUS: Interview with Pierre Boulez
Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 88:06
Disc Format: DVD 9
“Magdalena Kozena is an engaging performer; a sensitive one too, who tellingly alters her expressive demeanour...while Christian Gerhaher is rather more formal in his approach, they're a nicely matched pair and Pierre Boulez cues a discreet accompaniment.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011