Mahler: Das klagende Lied

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Boulez conducts Mahler & Berg

Boulez conducts Mahler & Berg


Berg:

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto), Johan Botha (tenor)

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor


Pierre Boulez is an icon of today’s classical scene and closely associated with the works of Mahler.

Featuring the acclaimed Vienna Philharmonic and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera – historically connected to Mahler, Berg and Boulez.

These performances were recorded live at the opening concert of the prestigious Salzburg Festival in 2011, conceived as a tribute to Gustav Mahler, and will be released to coincide with the maestro’s 88th birthday in March.

Mahler’s 2-act Das Klagende Lied is a mythical tale of fratricide, guilt and retribution, based on stories by the Grimm brothers and Ludwig Bechstein.

Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

“[the Mahler's] its brightly lit orchestral effects have always brought the best out of his conducting; the performance has both spaciousness and finely focused detail...The Lulu Suite is even more remarkable, for there's an emotional breadth to Boulez's approach now that just wasn't there in his earlier, pioneering performances. His balance between rigour and expressiveness exactly mirrors Berg's music” The Guardian, 14th March 2013 ****

“This new performance...is remarkable for its transparency, but Boulez has added actual drama to his mastery of Mahler's early orchestration...There's real atmosphere here...The choir, perfectly trained and singing with impeccable diction and attention to dynamics, cannot be praised highly enough. The Lulu-Suite that follows receives a marvellous reading as well...this new Boulez is a major entry.” International Record Review, May 2013

“Boulez is a splendid guide to both these scores and if you don’t mind having a foreshortened account of Das klagende Lied this disc is a compelling proposition.” MusicWeb International, 28th May 2013

“The Vienna Philharmonic strings bring dewy beauty to the late-Romantic canvas [of the Mahler], but there's little Götterdämmerung-like wildness...Boulez is more assured in the Lulu Suite: irradiating the many singable melodic strains, finding a word- and pitch-perfect soprano in Anna Prohaska” BBC Music Magazine, August 2013 ****

“Boulez's recordings become more precious the less we hear from him...Here he explores the life-stories teeming beneath the shells of two musical organisms with murder in mind” Gramophone Magazine, August 2013

“What I always like about Boulez’s recordings of Mahler is his attention to balance and texture, and this is certainly true here, with all the small details and colours impressively brought out...The singing from both chorus and soloists is really thrilling, too: the choir clearly revels in the variety of moods that Mahler’s writing offers...Every moment of this recording [of the Lulu-Suite] is exceptional.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 11th March 2013

Presto Disc of the Week

11th March 2013

DG Pierre Boulez Mahler cycle - 4779891

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Mahler: Das klagende Lied

Mahler: Das klagende Lied


Simone Schneider (soprano), Taja Ariane Baumgartner (mezzo-soprano), Torsten Kerl (tenor), Adrian Erod (baritone), Camilo Diaz Delegado (tenor), Juyoung Kim (bass)

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie, Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor, Cornelius Meister

Mahler's cantata Das klagende Lied continues to be a rarity on concert programmes, despite the fact that the composer is recognised today as one of music history's most preeminent figures, many of whose works form part of the standard repertoire. The significance of this large-scale symphonic choral piece is that it represents the foundation of Mahler’s more widely-known compositions. As such, it is a key component in understanding Mahler and interpreting his works. It could be said that Das klagende Lied represents a summary of all Mahler's creative output up to that point in his life. It also foreshadows the works that were to come.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Capriccio - C5316

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Pierre Boulez Edition: Mahler & Wagner

Pierre Boulez Edition: Mahler & Wagner


Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Wagner:

Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, WWV 69

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Tannhäuser: Overture

Faust Overture, WWV59

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Siegfried Idyll


Pierre Boulez, Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler (composer), Paul Myers (producer), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano), Mike Ross-Trevor (recording engineer), Neville Boyling (recording engineer), Roy Emerson (producer), Richard Wagner (composer), Felix Mottl (orchestrator), Mathilde Wesendonk (lyricist), Richard Wagner (orchestrator), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Joseph Flummerfelt (chorus master), Ray Moore (recording engineer), Arthur Kendy (recording engineer), Westminster Choir, Andrew Kazdin (producer), Bud Graham (recording engineer), Thomas Z. Shepard (producer)

Pierre Boulez

Sony Pierre Boulez Edition - G010001828146Z

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A Tribute to Rafael Kubelík

A Tribute to Rafael Kubelík


Brahms:

Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

Grace Hoffmann (contralto)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Julia Hamari (soprano), Rose Wagermann (mezzo), David Rendall (tenor)

Schoenberg:

Gurrelieder: excerpts

Herta Töpper (mezzo) & Inge Borkh (soprano), Herbert Schachtschneider (tenor), Kieth Engen (baritone)


Live, recorded in Herkulesaal and broadcast by Bavarian Radio, Munich, 18/6/1962 [Brahms] 8/6/1979 [Mahler]. Live recorded by Polydor GmbH, 10-12 March 1965 [Schoenberg]

This fitting tribute to legendary conductor Rafael Kubelik sees him lead the Bavarian Radio forces in performances that proved him to be the worthy successor to Furtwängler, Walter and Kleiber.

“Kubelik was a great Mahlerian, and for specialists his two-part Das klagende Lied is a significant addition to the discography. For others, the off-air recording may be unappealing.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2016 ****

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Praga Digitals - DSD350118

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Mahler: Das Klagende Lied & Adagio from Symphony No. 10

Mahler: Das Klagende Lied & Adagio from Symphony No. 10


Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Katalin Szendrenyi (soprano), Klara Takacs (contralto), Denes Gulyas (tenor)

Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


Hungaroton - CLD4010

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Mahler: Das klagende Lied

Mahler: Das klagende Lied


Joan Rodgers (soprano), Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Linda Finnie (alto), Robert Hayward (baritone)

Waynflete Singers, Bath Festival Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

Chandos - CHAN9247

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Mahler: Das klagende Lied, Blumine & Adagio of the 10th Symphony

Mahler: Das klagende Lied, Blumine & Adagio of the 10th Symphony


Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Manuela Uhl (soprano), Lioba Braun (alto), Werner Gura (tenor)

Czech Philhamonic Chorus Brno

Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio


Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Stefan Blunier

Mahler initially had a hard time of it. When Das klagende Lied finally met with his own critical favor, he stated, “My first work in which I have found myself as ‘Mahler’!” Here it is heard in colorful contrast to the fragment from his last symphony and the “Blumine” andante originally intended for the first symphony. The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn under its resourceful conductor Stefan Blunier is in top form on this fascinatingly detailed look at Mahler’s compositional techniques.

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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts Mahler

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducts Mahler


Janacek:

The Fiddler's Child

Smetana Hall, Prague, 9 May 1979

Bela Dekany (violin)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Royal Albert Hall, London, July 20th, 1981

Teresa Cahill (soprano), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Robert Tear (tenor) & Gwynne Howell (bass)

with BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Singers


Only the most eminent and respected Russian musicians were allowed extensive foreign tours in the early 1960s, and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky was awarded this status. He appeared several times in Britain, mainly with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and at Covent Garden. In 1971, he conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra at the Proms. Rozhdestvensky became Artistic Director of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (1974–77 & 1991–95), and principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1978–81) and Vienna Symphony Orchestra (1980–82). He worked with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago and Cleveland orchestras. He also is the honorary conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.

Rozhdestvensky was the first Russian-born conductor to perform and record all Mahler’s symphonies in his country.

Mahler’s Das klagende Lied is a rarity and here is performed live, complete in the original three-part edition The performance was reviewed by Gramophone magazine as follows: ‘Rozhdestvensky’s highly dramatic account of Mahler’s three-movement drama’.

The recording was first issued in 1995 but deleted shortly afterwards with the demise of BBC Radio Classics. The ICA version has been completely remastered, restoring the wide dynamics of Rozhdestvensky’s magnificent performance. The distinguished soloists feature Dame Janet Baker, one of the greatest Mahler interpreters of the twentieth century.

The CD also features another rarity – Janácˇek’s The Fiddler’s Child – from the 1979 Prague Festival. This live recording has never been issued before and is Rozdestvensky’s only taping of the work. Rozhdestvensky’s recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 (ICAC5035) and Holst’s The Planets (ICAC5053) have received great critical acclaim.

ica classics Legacy - ICAC5080

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Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011


Berg:

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Der Wein

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto) & Johan Botha (tenor)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez

Top cast with Pierre Boulez, Wiener Philharmoniker, Dorothea Röschmann and upcoming soprano Anna Prohaska.

After two works by Mahler’s pupil Alban Berg, featuring Röschmann and Prohaska, the main event of the concert is Gustav Mahler’s Das klagende Lied – a “great spectral opera for the mind’s eye” (Wiener Zeitung)

The Salzburg Festival is regarded by many as the world’s most renowned music festival.

Running Time Total: 95 minutes

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound DVD: DTS 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles G, E, F, Sp, Kor., Chin.

“a beautifully shaded performance [of the Mahler] by Boulez and a superb cast” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012 *****

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C Major Salzburg Festival Opening Concerts - 710908

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Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert 2011


Berg:

Der Wein

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)

Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Mahler:

Das klagende Lied

Dorothea Roschmann (soprano), Anna Larsson (contralto) & Johan Botha (tenor)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus State Opera Vienna, Pierre Boulez

Top cast with Pierre Boulez, Wiener Philharmoniker, Dorothea Röschmann and upcoming soprano Anna Prohaska.

After two works by Mahler’s pupil Alban Berg, featuring Röschmann and Prohaska, the main event of the concert is Gustav Mahler’s Das klagende Lied – a “great spectral opera for the mind’s eye” (Wiener Zeitung)

The Salzburg Festival is regarded by many as the world’s most renowned music festival.

Running Time Total: 95 minutes

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound BD: dts-HD MA 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles G, E, F, Sp, Kor., Chin.

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C Major Salzburg Festival Opening Concerts - 711004

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