Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection' - Blu-ray video

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Mariss Jansons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 2

Mariss Jansons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 2


Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Anja Harteros (soprano) & Bernarda Fink (alto)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

for 16 Voices arranged by Clytus Gottwald


Gustav Mahler’s gigantic Symphony No. 2 in C minor usually fi lls out a concert on its own. But in this recording with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) under its principal conductor Mariss Jansons, the work is introduced by an exquisite – and fi tting – choral work: A contemporary (1982) 16-voice arrangement of a song by Mahler, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, based on a poem by Friedrich Rückert and originally composed for voice and orchestra in 1901 – performed here by the superb Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Choir).

The nickname “Resurrection” for Mahler’s Second Symphony is derived from the closing chorus of the last movement, in which Mahler set to music verses from Klopstock’s “Messias”. Although the symphony is a challenge to perform, due to the length of the work as well as the exceptionally large musical scoring, it has become part of the standard repertoire. The Second Symphony is a central work in Mahler’s oeuvre, a work whose Munich performance of 1900 brought him the long hoped-for recognition as composer.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.0

Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i FULL HD

Format: 25 GB (Single Layer)

Running Time: 96 mins

FSK: 0

Region Code: Worldwide

Worldwide available

“I hadn't taken on board quite how expressive a master Jansons can be: the face and above all the eyes change in an instant through absorption in the Resurrection's drama...These are superlative players, too, responsive to Janson's subtlest rubato...[the symphony] confirms Jansons as one of the world's top five living conductors.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2013 ****

“Throughout, the video director has done a superb job...The voices of Anja Harteros and Bernarda Fink together with the magnificent playing and singing of the Bavarian orchestra and chorus under Mariss Jansons is remarkable right from climaxes of sonic proportions to the high strings playing the softest pianissimo. Under their chief conductor I couldn’t currently name a finer orchestra. Bravo!” MusicWeb International, 31st July 2013

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Arthaus Musik Mariss Jansons Conducts…. - 108081

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Music is the language of the heart and soul

Music is the language of the heart and soul

A portrait of Mariss Jansons


Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'


Ricarda Merbeth (soprano) & Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)

Concertgebouw Orchestra & Netherlands Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons

This is the only available documentary about Mariss Jansons from his early career until present day. Jansons himself relates the story of his youth and education, historical footage shows the young maestro with his mentor Herbert von Karajan and taking his first steps towards an international career.

Mariss Jansons is one of the leading conductors, performing with all the important orchestras in the world. Film maker Robert Neumüller observes Jansons in rehearsal for the New Year Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as working with the top orchestras he is currently heading, the Royal Concertgebouw and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

“Mariss Jansons is one of the best orchestra builders around.” The New York Times

“No conductor has a more extraordinary story to tell than Mariss Jansons.” The Independent

Running Time Total: 147 Minutes

Documentary: 53 Minutes

Concert: 94 Minutes

BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

“Most valuable is the footage of his father, conductor Arvid Jansons, and of his own early days as a Herbert von Karajan protege...Of Jansons's humanity and penetrating gifts as a conductor we hear heartfelt testimony from the pianist Lang Lang...the Mahler film fully displays Jansons's passionate physical engagement with the music.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ***

“The humility everywhere apparent points to the fact that, while much in Jansons's background would indicate musical success...that success was far from assured...The presumptions in the documentary are put well into practice in Mahler's Second Symphony...Jansons deploys his stage forces with such seamless attention to the score that Mahler's eruptions become part of a preconceived plan and not spontaneous outbursts for their own sake.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2012

“The preparation is scrupulous, featuring wonderful attention to detail. Every orchestral section displays immaculate intonation and ensemble, while the solos are always played with assuming virtuosity and the highest level of musicianship. The orchestra has always had a uniquely burnished sound that seems made for Mahler’s music.” MusicWeb International, December 2012

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C Major - 709804

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Boulez conducts Mahler

Boulez conducts Mahler


Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 26-27 March 2005


Diana Damrau (soprano), Petra Lang (mezzo)

Staatskapelle Berlin & Staatsopernchor, Pierre Boulez

Born in 1925 in Montbrison, France, Pierre Boulez is one of the most distinguished composers and conductors in the world today.

With his uncompromising approach to the score, Pierre Boulez’s Mahler readings have long fascinated critics and audiences alike. Boulez eschews the romanticized readings common in performance tradition and instead reveals the real joy and terror in Mahler’s large-scale symphonies.

Vocalists Diana Damrau and Petra Lang join forces with the Staaatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor as the perfect ensemble to bring Boulez’s vision of this gargantuan piece to life.

Boulez’s interpretation is truly infused with light. This performance really does give a new perspective on a much-loved symphony.

Picture format: 1080i Full HD - 16:9

Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio

Region code: All

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

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EuroArts - 2054424

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A Concert for New York

A Concert for New York

In Remembrance and Renewal - The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11


Mahler:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'


The New York Philharmonic - America’s preeminent symphony orchestra - gave “A Concert for New York” to mark the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11. What work could be better suited to the occasion than Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony with its “evocation of every aspect of life” and “its profound sense of hope”, as the Philharmonic’s Music Director Alan Gilbert put it? This concert became an unforgettable event, a “consistently impressive” performance with “gripping playing”, “magnificent” soloists and an “excellent” chorus (New York Times).

BONUS (tbc): Alan Gilbert & Zubin Mehta about “A Concert for New York”

Picture Format Blu-ray: Full HD

Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio,

PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: approx. 96 min (tbc)

Running Time Bonus: approx. 15 min (tbc)

Disc Format: BD 25

FSK: 0

“Alan Gilbert has the right sense of momentum and expectation” BBC Music Magazine, January 2012 ***

“Mahler’s extravagance must be appealing to DVD producers. With this music there’s a wide dynamic range and huge forces to watch...it’s predictably an emotive occasion. And Alan Gilbert’s performance is pretty sound, even if you crave a little more recklessness and excess. The recorded sound is a little raw, and you do get a feel for the sheer terror which this symphony can evoke” The Arts Desk, 14th December 2011

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Accentus Music - ACC10241

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

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


Christiane Oelze (soprano) & Sarah Connolly (alto)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, MDR Rundfunkchor, Berliner Rundfunkchor & GewandhausChor, Riccardo Chailly

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the oldest concert orchestra in the world, and their Music Director Riccardo Chailly have already acquired legendary status – glorious reviews and many awards for their recordings testifying to their continuing success. At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, to mark the centenary of Mahler’s death, they performed his monumental Second Symphony in the Gewandhaus – together with two marvellous soloists and choral forces quite beyond compare. About the final movement the composer said: “The increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.”

Picture Format Blu-ray: Full HD

Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 95:42 min

Disc Format: BD 25

FSK: 0

“these are red-blooded performances. The Italian conductor has long been a respected Mahlerian, capable of welding the symphonies’ huge structures and quixotic moods into a coherent musical statement...Sarah Connolly deliver[s] a radiant “Urlicht”” Financial Times, 15th October 2011 ****

“Chailly's Resurrection is unashamedly mainstream, more straightforward than Bernstein's, sunnier and more muscular than Abbado's, with forthright contributions from harp and percussion...the excellent Sarah Connolly provides a lovely, intimate reading of the 'Urlicht' and there is no lack of tension as the epic finale crashes in...Christane Oelze is outstanding too, at once bright and warm.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2012

“[Chailly] has turned wiry Gewandhaus strings into muscular proponents; the first real moment of magic is when he gives the cor anglais space to etch the Alpine idyll at the heart of the first movement...Chailly's facial expressions rightly express his sheer sense of visceral enjoyment...And Sarah Connolly's part in the proceedings is surprisingly intense” BBC Music Magazine, January 2012 ****

“this one is something special. The acoustic of Leipzig's Gewandhaus hall is a star in itself: the offstage horn and trumpet fanfares sound as thrilling as the orchestra's playing, itself near-fabulous from start to finish...[Chailly's] conducting charts a wonderfully sure path through Mahler's epic conception. And in the 'Urlicht' movement Sarah Connolly's singing, like the orchestra's playing, is as moving and beautiful as it's possible to imagine.” Classic FM Magazine, February 2012 *****

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Accentus Music - ACC10238

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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

Picture format BD: 1080i Full HD - 16:9

Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

Region code: All

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Booklet Notes: English, German, French

Running time: 86 mins

FSK: 0

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EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2053264

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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-7

Recorded live at the Concert Hall of the Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, 2003-2009


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Eteri Gvazava (soprano) & Anna Larson (mezzo)

Orféon Donosiarra

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Anna Larsson (contralto)

Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna & Tölzer Knabenchor

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano)

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Symphony No. 7 in E minor


Claudio Abbado was undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. With his Lucerne Festival Orchestra he has set new standards in the field of classical music, especially in the interpretation of works by Gustav Mahler.

The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher, clarinettist Sabine Meyer, oboist Albrecht Mayer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the Hagen Quartet and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.

The DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of Claudio Abbado's Mahler symphonies recordings Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 have already proven to be true Best-sellers. On the occasion of Mahler's 100. Anniversary of Death (May 18), EuroArts will release a luxurious 4 Blu-ray Box set, including the Mahler Symphonies Nos. 1-7 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado.

Packaging: Digipack in Slipcase with 72 pages Booklet

Blu-ray Disc 1: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 1 & 2; Blu-ray Disc 2: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 3 & 4; Blu-ray Disc 3: Mahler: Symphony Nos. 5 & 6; Blu-ray Disc 4: Mahler: Symphony No. 7

An aficionado must-have!

“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

“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

Picture format BD: 1080i Full HD - 16:9

Sounds formats BD: PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio

Region code: All

Subtitles:: English, German, French (Italian, Spanish)

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 550 mins

FSK: 0

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EuroArts Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphonies - 2058574

(Blu-ray - 4 discs)

$131.75

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier & Das Lied von der Erde

Mahler: Symphonies 1-10, Totenfeier & Das Lied von der Erde

All full HD live recordings taken from the 2009-2011 Mahler celebration at Amsterdam Concertgebouw


Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Daniel Harding

Symphony No. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'

Revised Edition by Renate Stark-Voit and Gilbert Kaplan (2006)

Ricarda Merbeth (soprano) & Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano)

Netherlands Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano)

Netherlands Radio Choir, Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir & Rijnmond Boys’ Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 4 in G major

Miah Persson (soprano)

Iván Fischer

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor

Daniele Gatti

Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'

Lorin Maazel

Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Pierre Boulez

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Christine Brewer (soprano), Camilla Nylund (soprano), Maria Espada (soprano), Stephanie Blythe (mezzo), Mihoko Fujimura (alto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Tommi Hakala (baritone), Stefan Kocán (bass)

Netherlands Radio Choir, State Choir Latvia, Bavarian Radio Choir, Mariss Jansons

Symphony No. 9 in D major

Bernard Haitink

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major

Performing version by Deryck Cooke

Eliahu Inbal

Totenfeier

Anna Larsson (contralto)

Fabio Luisi

Das Lied von der Erde

Anna Larsson (contralto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor)

Fabio Luisi


“its employment of various conductors enables one to more closely observe their subtle differences in technique...It's also a delight to see such detailed camera direction, with the musicians foregrounded just as they appear: the revelation of the battery of eight French horns in the 3rd is all the more thrilling for its sudden appearance.” The Independent, 29th December 2012 *****

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RCO Live - RCO12102

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$128.50

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