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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 / Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony

Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Reference Recordings   Catalog #: 725  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Celena ShaferCharlotte HelekantAmy OwensOrla Boylan,   ... 
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle ChoirUtah Symphony OrchestraMadeleine Choir School Choristers
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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The Utah Symphony is one of America’s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, history and recording legacy. Here they join with the internationally-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to present a thrilling and authoritative interpretation of the immense Mahler Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand.” This new release was recorded live in February 2016, from concerts in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, sponsored by the O.C. Tanner Gift of Music. This organization was
Read more founded over 30 years ago through the combined vision of Obert C. Tanner and Gordon B. Hinckley, to share performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony, as a gift to the community.



Thierry Fischer’s Utah recording will take some doing to be beaten. The overall sensitivity to the composer’s intentions is perhaps the performance's most remarkable asset (every nuance and facet is found, from the more restrained coloristic passages to the great swells of orchestral excitement).

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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Celena Shafer (Soprano), Charlotte Helekant (Soprano), Amy Owens (Soprano),
Orla Boylan (Soprano), Tamara Mumford (Mezzo Soprano), Markus Werba (Baritone),
Barry Banks (Baritone), Jordan Bisch (Bass)
Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Utah Symphony Orchestra,  Madeleine Choir School Choristers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Exceptionally well performed December 7, 2017 By Louis Galie (Leander, TX) See All My Reviews "You seldom hear this work because of the huge ensembles required to perform it. The tabernacle choir may well be the largest vocal ensemble ever to perform this symphony. Well conducted, well payed, very well sung. An all-around good buy." Report Abuse
 Quality performance of this classic work December 6, 2017 By Robert B. (Steamboat Springs, CO) See All My Reviews "This is well performed and the large choir adds beautiful vocals to the excellent orchestral work." Report Abuse
 An exciting concert  November 3, 2017 By C. Bryner (Price, UT) See All My Reviews "I attended the concert from which this recording was made. It was an electric performance. I thought the playing and the sound in the Tabernacle was superb Maestro Thierry was highly energetic and active the whole way through. Hopefully the energy and intensity of the live performance comes through on the recording. I look forward to hearing it." Report Abuse
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