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Mahler, Shostakovich / Kremer, Kremerata Baltica


Release Date: 10/23/2007 
Label:  Ecm   Catalog #: 1078855   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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Perfect Sonics, Most Haunting Music December 27, 2014 By Karl Lewis (Algonquin, IL) See All My Reviews "ECM New Series always hits it out of the park, and, this release is no exception. As always, the sound is very well balanced. Here, the effect is one of intimacy, which does the pieces true justice. As for the music, Mahler and Shostakovich are two of my all-time favorites. Although the Adagio from the Tenth is new to me, it is such a beautiful adaptation. Shostakovich's 14th is one of my favorite pieces (I have multiple recordings). This chamber version may be my favorite way of hearing the piece. The female singer's voice has a magnificent bird-like quality. A warning: The power of this music is such that one should not listen if he or she is depressed or blue. Seriously. Mahler wrote the Adagio close to death, and, by the time Shostakovich wrote the 14th, he was obsessed with death." Report Abuse
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