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Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)

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Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)

Antonio Pappano - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (2011)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 436 MB | 01:24:32
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia performed Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic," in concerts to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer's death, and this 2011 EMI Classics release captures the excitement and amazing precision of the playing. While this might seem like a fairly leisurely run through the symphony, with a timing of just over 1 hour 24 minutes and requiring two discs to hold it, Pappano keeps the energy and interest levels elevated throughout, and despite taking tempos that would be momentum-killers in less skillful hands, he gives the music urgency when it most needs it.

Halle Orchestra & Choir, Kent Nagano - Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)

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Halle Orchestra & Choir, Kent Nagano - Gustav Mahler: Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)

Gustav Mahler - Das klagende Lied. Original version in 3 parts (1998)
Soloists, Hallé Orchestra & Choir, conducted by Kent Nagano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Erato | # 3984-21664-2 | Time: 01:02:27

This unbelievably exciting record is actually a Mahler world premiere! Das klagende Lied was Mahler's first great work–he was only 18 when he wrote it–but he later removed its first part and extensively revised the remaining two. The original versions of the second two parts, then, have never been performed until their release in 1997 as part of the new critical edition. The music is, as might be expected, less polished than the revision, but it's also wilder and even more powerful in many respects. Hopefully it will gain new attention for this neglected but totally characteristic work. This performance is nothing short of spectacular, and makes the best possible case for Mahler's original thoughts.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

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Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994) [Re-Up]

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)

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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (2012)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 360 MB | 01:27:53
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

In the opening funeral movement, the rich and rock solid sound of the orchestra is quite ear-catching. To borrow some critic's word, it is 'beefy', a quality that is hard to find in Asian orchestras. Based on this and previous CD releases that feature Chung/SPO, it is clear that under maestro Chung's leadership the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra has grown into a world class ensemble with the unique sonority and high discipleship.

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major (2020)

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Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major (2020)

Leif Segerstam, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G major (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 208 Mb | Total time: 61:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alba Records | # ABCD 454 | Recorded: 2019

The ten symphonies of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) have sometimes been likened to a great autobiographical novel, each symphony constituting a chapter in itself while at the same time being an integral part of an unfolding narrative. Within this narrative flow, the fourth symphony (1899-1900) represents a magical pool of tranquility. Mahler drew on various sources in his symphony, one of them being Das himmlische Leben (1892). He originally intended this to be an independent song, but then had ideas of making it the finale of his giant third symphony before ultimately transferring it to his fourth. The song is a naïve vision of the joys of heaven seen through the eyes of a child; the symphony is, as a result, Mahler's most optimistic and relaxed. Here the work is presented by the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Leif Segerstam.

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.10 (2020)

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Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.10  (2020)

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.10 (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 297 Mb | Total time: 77:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2396 | Recorded: 2019

Left unfinished at the death of the composer, Gustav Mahler's Tenth Symphony has exerted an enormous fascination on musicologists as well as musicians – a kind of Holy Grail of 20th-century music. Recognized as an intensely personal work, it was initially consigned to respectful oblivion, but over the years, Alma Mahler, the composer’s widow, released more and more of Mahler’s sketches for publication, and gradually it became clear that he had in fact bequeathed an entire five-movement symphony in short score (i.e. written on three or four staves). Of this, nearly half had reached the stage of a draft orchestration, while the rest contained indications of the intended instrumentation.

New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter - Mahler: Symphony No.4, Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (1994)

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New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter - Mahler: Symphony No.4, Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (1994)

New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter - Mahler: Symphony No.4, Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:07:26 | 217 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 64450

If you can get past the 1940s monaural sound (and if you are not already familiar with this performance, you will get a shock). This is the gentlest, most right sounding rendition I have ever heard. The tempi are uncommonly brisk, though they never sound that way. The third movement has never sounded more beautiful. Halban is perfect in the finale. Walter passed away before he could record this work in stereo. His later performances were very different and I'm still not sure whether or not his later slower tempos and even greater expression were an improvement.

Chicago SO; Wiener Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 10 (Adagio) (1988)

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Chicago SO; Wiener Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Symphony No. 10 (Adagio) (1988)

Gustav Mahler: Symphonie No. 1; Symphonie No. 10 (Adagio) (1988)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker; Claudio Abbado, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 565-2 | Time: 01:19:00

Mahler's First Symphony was originally conceived as a tone poem in two parts. Loosely based on Jean Paul's novel Titan, the structure was this: Part I: "From the Days of Youth," Music of Flowers, Fruit and Thorn – 1. Spring and No End; 2. Flowers; 3. In Full Sail; Part II: "The Human Comedy" – 4. "Stranded!" Funeral March in the Style of Callot; 5. D'all Inferno al'Paradiso (From Hell to Heaven). These titles were accompanied by more extensive programs describing the metaphorical content of each movement. In Jean Paul's Titan we have a youth gifted with a burning artistic desire that the world has no use for, and who, finding no outlet or ability to adapt, gives way to despair and suicide. Mahler apparently saw himself in this figure, as he described this work as autobiographical in a very loose sense. On the other hand the music, some of which Mahler actually accumulated from various earlier works, contradicts this program in so many ways, especially in the triumphant conclusion, that Mahler later withdrew it. He eventually came to scorn the application of specific programs to his symphonies in general.

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

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Riccardo Chailly,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 22939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Latin, Deutsch / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 6,53 Gb
Audio: Latin, Deutsch / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbados successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a 'tribute to Claudio', the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbados unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (2019)

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Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (2019)

Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 58:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-SACD-2356 | Recorded: 2018

In Gustav Mahler's first four symphonies many of the themes originate in his own settings of folk poems from the collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy's Magic Horn). A case in point, Symphony No. 4 is built around a single song, Das himmlische Leben (The Heavenly Life) which Mahler had composed some eight years earlier, in 1892. The song presents a child's vision of Heaven and is hinted at throughout the first three movements. In the fourth, marked ‘Sehr behaglich’ (Very comfortably), the song is heard in full from a solo soprano instructed by Mahler to sing: ‘with serene, childlike expression; completely without parody!’

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.

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.

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)

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Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)

Otto Klemperer, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Philharmonia & New Philharmonia Orchestras - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 63:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDC 7 47231 2 | Recorded: 1966

Mahler considered The Song of the Earth his most personal work, and indeed it is one of his greatest and most moving. Its six sections, sung alternately by the mezzo-soprano and tenor, are set to seven poems from The Chinese Flute, a collection of Chinese lyrics translated into German by Hans Bethge, which echo Mahler's love of nature and contrast the earth's renewal each spring with the transience of human life. Composed after he lost his beloved 4-year-old daughter and was diagnosed with a serious heart ailment, the music encompasses heart-rending anguish and sublime ecstasy; conceived in the shadow of death, it is suffused with a sense of sorrowful, reluctant leave-taking finally transformed into resigned renunciation.