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Mahler, Shostakovich / Kremer, Kremerata Baltica


Release Date: 10/23/2007 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 000968002   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav MahlerDmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yulia KorpachevaFyodor Kuznetsov
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"One way to examine large bodies is to X-ray them. Hans Stadlmair’s string-orchestra reduction of Mahler’s gigantic multicolored Adagio lets us see into this terrifying last-gasp cry of despair from music’s supreme neurotic. This is not the last word in Mahler, but Mr. Kremer, a rather gloomy personality himself, offers a valuable companion to the full-size version." -- Bernard Holland, New York Times (11/30/2007) "One way to examine large bodies is to X-ray them. Hans Stadlmair’s string-orchestra reduction of Mahler’s gigantic multicolored Adagio lets us see into this terrifying last-gasp cry of despair from music’s supreme neurotic. This is not the last word in Mahler, but Mr. Kremer, a rather gloomy personality himself, offers a valuable companion to the full-size version." -- Bernard Holland, New York Times (11/30/2007) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major: 1st movement, Adagio by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/2001 
Venue:  Riga, Latvia 
Length: 25 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Hans Stadlmair. 
2. Symphony no 14 in G minor, Op. 135 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Yulia Korpacheva (Soprano), Fyodor Kuznetsov (Bass)
Conductor:  Gidon Kremer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kremerata Baltica
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USSR 
Date of Recording: 11/2004 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 50 Minutes 37 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.10 in F sharp (unfinished) - adapted for Strings by Hans Stadlmair and Kremerata Baltica: 1. Adagio
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 1. De Profundis
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 2. Malagueña
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 3. Loreley
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 4. Le suicidé
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 5. Les attentives I
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 6. Les attentives II
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 7. A la santé
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 8. Réponse des Cosaques Zaporogues au Sultan
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 9. O Delvig!
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 10. Der Tod des Dichters
Symphony No.14, Op.135: 11. Schlussstück

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