Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (11CD)

BR Klassik
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Artist:
Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Colin Davis, Daniel Harding, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Yannick Nézet-Seguin

In his nine symphonies, Gustav Mahler created an entire world for himself and his listeners. More than any other composer, he tries in his symphonic oeuvre to get to the very depths of the circle of life – the eternal cycle of growth and decay. What set of complete works would be more appropriate, therefore, for bringing the qualities and the unique sound of one of today’s leading orchestras to their fullest expression? – In the 11-CD Mahler complete edition released by BR-KLASSIK, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – under some of its most influential conductors, but above all its current chief conductor Mariss Jansons – tackles Gustav Mahler's symphonic works.

The performances were recorded live between 1996 and 2016 in the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, and most of them are recent. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Mariss Janson conducts Symphonies Nos 2, 5, 7 and 9, Bernard Haitink Nos. 3 and 4, Daniel Harding No. 6 and Colin Davis no. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand". Numerous soloists and choirs are also featured.

The recordings form a challenging part of the symphonic repertoire from the recent history of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; under the baton of Mariss Jansons, and other conductors of the late 20th and early 21st century especially associated with it, this renowned orchestra, with the musical and interpretive mastery for which it is justly famed, provides truly memorable performances. These days, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is probably one of the leading ensembles for conveying the special sound of Mahler’s music.

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Tracklisting:

Disc: 1

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "Titan"
1. I. Langsam, schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut – Immer sehr gemächlich
2. II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell - Trio: Recht gemachlich
3. III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
4. IV. Stürmisch bewegt

 

Disc: 2

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Traditional - Lyricist
Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb - Lyricist
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"
1. I. Allegro maestoso
2. II. Andante moderato
3. III. In ruhig fließender Bewegung
4. IV. Urlicht
5. V. Finale: Im Tempo des Scherzos

 

Disc: 3

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Traditional - Lyricist
Nietzsche, Friedrich - Lyricist
Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
1. I. Kräftig - Entschieden

 

Disc: 4

1. II. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr mäßig
2. III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
3. IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso
4. V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
5. VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden

 

Disc: 5

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Traditional - Lyricist
Symphony No. 4 in G Major
1. I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen
2. II. In gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast
3. III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio
4. IV. Sehr behaglich

 

Disc: 6

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor
1. I. Trauermarsch
2. II. Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz
3. III. Scherzo
4. IV. Adagietto
5. V. Rondo-Finale

 

Disc: 7

Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, "Tragic"
1. I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig
2. II. Andante moderato
3. III. Scherzo: Wuchtig
4. IV. Finale: Allegro moderato

 

Disc: 8

Symphony No. 7 in E Minor
1. I. Langsam - Allegro con fuoco
2. II. Nachtmusik: Allegro moderato
3. III. Scherzo: Schattenhaft
4. IV. Nachtmusik: Andante amoroso
5. V. Rondo - Finale

 

Disc: 9

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Lyricist
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand"
1. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Veni, creator spiritus -
2. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Imple superna gratia -
3. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Infirma nostri corporis -
4. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Tempo I: Allegro, etwas hastig -
5. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Infirma nostri corporis -
6. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Accende lumen sensibus -
7. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Veni, creator spiritus -
8. Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Gloria sit Patri Domino

 

Disc: 10

1. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Poco adagio -
2. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Più mosso: Allegro moderato -
3. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Waldung, sie schwankt heran -
4. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ewiger Wonnebrand -
5. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen -
6. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Gerettet ist das edle Glied - Hände verschlinget euch -
7. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Jene Rosen, aus den Händen -
8. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest -
9. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ich spür' soeben nebeind um Felsenhöh' - Hier ist die Aussicht frei - Freudig empfangen wir -
10. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Höchste Herrscherin der Welt! -
11. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Dir, der Unberührbaren - Du schwebst zu Höhen der ewigen Reiche -
12. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Bei der Liebe, die den Füßen - Bei dem Bronn, zu dem schon weiland - Bei dem hochgeweihten Orte
13. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche -
14. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Er überwächst uns schon - Vom edlen Geisterchor umgeben -
15. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Komm! Hebe dich zu höhern Sphären! -
16. Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis

 

Disc: 11

Mahler, Gustav - Classical Composer
Symphony No. 9 in D Major
1. I. Andante comodo
2. II. Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Ländlers - Etwas tappisch und sehr derb
3. III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai
4. IV. Adagio - Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend

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The Classical Music Collector

"Over the last few decades Mahler has emerged as one of the most popular and frequently-recorded of Classical composers. Perhaps this has to do with the directness of his music, or its resonance with the 20th century sensibility (most of us were educated during that century, after all). Whatever the reason, we are deluged with recordings of these huge and powerful works, making it hard to try and select a favourite for each when building a library. For such a composer the box set comes into its own. In the case of these BR Klassik recordings, conductors of the calibre of Haitink and Jansons, Daniel Harding and Colin Davis, join forces with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to provide near-definitive versions in live performance, making this set an excellent starting-point in getting to know Mahler, or a convenient way to explore alternative readings." - Chris Dench