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François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2019)

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François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2019)

François-Xavier Roth, Les Siècles - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 57:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMM 905299 | Recorded: 2018

Francois-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles present a fascinating new interpretation of Mahler's Symphony No.1. It features the first period instrument recording of the 1893-94 version, using a performing edition prepared by musicologists Anna Stoll Knecht and Benjamin Garzia, working in collaboration with Universal Edition. Initially presented as a symphonic poem entitled Titan, the work was met with severe criticism as it developed. This fascinating reconstruction using the composer's Hamburg and Weimar manuscripts testifies to the genius of one of the greatest symphonists of the modern era.

Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau - Gustav Mahler: Erinnerung - Lieder (2020)

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Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau - Gustav Mahler: Erinnerung - Lieder (2020)

Christiane Karg, Malcolm Martineau - Gustav Mahler: Erinnerung - Lieder (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 226 Mb | Total time: 66:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMM 905338 | Recorded: 2020

For her first solo recital on harmonia mundi, Christiane Karg, alongside her faithful partner Malcolm Martineau, presents an incursion into the most intimate aspect of Mahler’s music: the songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn take us to the heart of the composer’s creative process, as do the songs from his youth and the later Rückert-Lieder. Intimate? Yes, for two of these pieces (including the famous Das himmsliche Leben from Symphony no.4) are accompanied here by . . . Mahler himself, thanks to the achievement of the incredible Welte-Mignon piano rolls, which, at the very start of the twentieth century, captured his playing far better than any other recording device of the period could.

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

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Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)

Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch - Selige Stunde: Romantic Songs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 307 Mb | Total time: 70:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 19439783262 | Recorded: 2020

After the success of his stunning album ‘Otello’, revered tenor Jonas Kaufmann returns with the sensational new album ‘Selige Stunde’. ‘Selige Stunde’ is the first recital in a small series of recordings that Jonas has made during the Covid-19 crisis. This stunning album includes a varied and heart-felt selection of songs that cover the most prominent Lieder composers. All tracks are short and are often performed as encores. The theme of the lyrics centre around love, longing, peacefulness and farewell. Kaufmann is considered one of the greatest tenors of this generation. He has performed at the world’s most prestigious concert venues including the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Kaufmann has won numerous prestigious awards including Gramophone Awards and Echo Klassik Awards.

Bruno Walter - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)

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Bruno Walter -  Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)

Bruno Walter - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 (2004)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 707 MB | 02:26:50
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

These performances are truly great and surprisingly well recorded too. Walter has masterful way to create maximum drama and profundity in the 2nd symphony without making much fuss, letting the music flow naturally and speak for itself. The final apotheosis is very powerful and awe-inspiring without resorting to Bersteinesque exaggeration. The first symphony is equally impressive, beautifully crafted and lavishing in orchestral colour. Definitely a must-buy for anyone after fine performances of the two symphonies.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (2005/1975)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (2005/1975)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 (2005/1975)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.15 Gb+6.87 Gb (2xDVD9) | 168 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

"Bernstein stamps his outsize personality on every bar and regularly has you convinced it is Mahler's own" (Gramophone). Leonard Bernstein, whose performances of the Seventh were instrumental in pushing the woek towards mainstream status, conducts it here with white-hot communicative power. When he prepared the huge "Symphony of a Thousand" with the Vienna Philharmonic for the 1975 Salzburg Festival there had been only one previous Austrian performance. The DVD encompasses the exultancy of the opening movement, Mahler's setting of the final scene from Goethe's Faust, Bernstein drives the music to the final redemptive blaze of glory.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.4, 5, 6 (2005/1972)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.4, 5, 6 (2005/1972)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.4, 5, 6 (2005/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.42 Gb+6.43 Gb (2xDVD9) | 214 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

"Bernstein stamps his outsize personality on every bar and regularly has you convinced it is Mahler's own" (Gramophone). Bernstein's youthful, urgent conducting of the Fourth takes a refreshing slant on the symphony's classical temper, while in the Fifth he coaxes from the Vienna Philharmonic a detailed response to the work's tragic beginning and triumphant conclusion. The reverie of the Adagietto is uniquely intense in this performance. Bernstein's thrilling traversal of the epic Sixth Symphony comes from the end of his Mahler cycle in Vienna, during which the conductor and his orchestra forged an unbreakable bond.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2005/1973)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2005/1973)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Sheila Armstrong, Janet Baker, Christa Ludwig - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2005/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.34 Gb+7.03 Gb (2xDVD9) | 246 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

"Bernstein stamps his outsize personality on every bar and regularly has you convinced it is Mahler's own" (Gramophone). Beginning with the First Symphony, Bernstein reveals Mahler's position at the hinge of modernism, while emphasizing his emotional extremism. The uplifting Second "Resurrection" Symphony, with which Bernstein had an especially long and close association, is recorded here in a historic performance from 1973, set in the Romanesque splendour of Ely Cathedral. In the Third, Bernstein encompasses the symphony's spiritual panorama like no other conductor - with the Vienna Philharmonic players alive to every nuance.

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)

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Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Rudolf Barshai - Mahler: Symphony No. 10 & No. 5 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:23:34 | 1.4 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 92205

Simply put, this set is a treasure that is also a bargain. Two masterful performances by Barshai and the outstanding Junge Deutsche Philharmonie (a youth orchestra playing like a world class orchestra), both performances among the best available versions of each work. Mahler's unfinished score for his Tenth symphony has been ably projected and realized in performing editions of (most commonly) Deryck Cooke, Joe Wheeler, Clinton Carpenter, Remo Mazzetti, and others. Performances of the Tenth are now commonplace, and there are numerous recordings, many compelling.

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker, Israel Philharmonic - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 9&10; Das Lied von der Erde (2005/1972)

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Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker, Israel Philharmonic  - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 9&10; Das Lied von der Erde (2005/1972)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker, Israel Philharmonic, Christa Ludwig, René Kollo - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10; Das Lied von der Erde (2005/1972)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.49 Gb+6.50 Gb (2xDVD9) | 176 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

"Bernstein stamps his outsize personality on every bar and regularly has you convinced it is Mahler's own" (Gramophone). Filmed on tour at Berlin's Philharmonie, this account of the valedictory Ninth Symphony is an intense interpretation, expressing Bernstein's conviction that modern man had at last caught up with the message encoded in Mahler's last completed work. Having made his famous 1966 studio recording of "Das Lied vin der Erde" in Vienna, Bernstein re-recorded this in Israel with the same searing subjectivity. René Kollo draws on the voice of a great Wagner tenor, while Christa Ludwig, the greatest exponent of the contralto songs at the time, is unbearably poignant in the final movement's fusion of elation and sadness.

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2023)

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Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2023)

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2023)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 384 Mb | Total time: 83:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2496 | Recorded: 2022

For its final concert of the 2021–22 season and Osmo Vänskä’s last as artistic director, the Minnesota Orchestra chose to present Mahler’s mammoth Eighth Symphony, which calls for one of the largest complement of performers in the history of music, a symbol of the communitarian spirit of collective cultural, social and religious-philosophical endeavour in what has been referred to as a ‘Mass for the Masses’. Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, unlike his others, reveals no contrary despairing voice.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 [Blu-Ray] (2011)

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 [Blu-Ray] (2011)

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 [Blu-Ray] (2011)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24134 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 77 min | 19,3 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4154 kbps
Classical | EuroArts

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.

Andreas Schmidt, Cord Garben - Brahms, Wolf, Mahler: Lieder (1991)

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Andreas Schmidt, Cord Garben - Brahms, Wolf, Mahler: Lieder (1991)

Andreas Schmidt, Cord Garben - Brahms, Wolf, Mahler: Lieder (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:34| 180 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 431 649-2

I became sceptical when I noted that such a young singer had chosen to record at once these two late sets by Brahms and Wolf. They ought to be the province of baritones and basses (preferably the latter) of mature years, who have garnered the vocal and emotional experience to make the most of two of the profoundest compositions in all the field of Lieder. My scepticism was all too readily confirmed in listening to Schmidt tackle each.

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

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Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6 (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 24090 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 163 min | 37,9 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4336 kbps
Classical | EuroArts

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.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2002)

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2002)

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 78:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 623-2 | Recorded: 2001

Claudio Abbado's new version of Mahler's 7th (his Chicago recording was made over 20 years ago) is the product of a May 2001 concert in Berlin. It may not displace such outstanding 7ths as those by Bernstein, Gielen, Tilson Thomas, and Kondrashin, but Mahlerians will want it for its extraordinary orchestral playing and for the way Abbado captures the otherworldly qualities of this massive work. Even with his slightly faster than usual tempos, Abbado lends the huge first movement march a sense of foreboding and excels in fully projecting the weird, offbeat flavor of the Scherzo and the strangeness of the stream-of-consciousness night music movements.

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2002)

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Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2002)

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 367 Mb | Total time: 81:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 624-2 | Recorded: 1999

Claudio Abbado began his career with Mahler and has been conducting the composer for his entire professional life. The Ninth and, above Orchestral Mahler 704 all, the Seventh, have consistently brought out the best in him.