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Mahler: Symphony No 6 / Haitink, Chicago So


Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Cso Resound   Catalog #: 901804   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The sixth was the last of Mahler's symphonies to reach the United States, in December 1947, more than forty-one years after the composer conducted its premiere. Even considering the typical fate of Mahler's symphonies - launched under the composer's baton, misunderstood and often rejected by audiences and conductors during the decades that followed - the neglect of the Sixth Symphony is exceptional. The sixth was the last of Mahler's symphonies to reach the United States, in December 1947, more than forty-one years after the composer conducted its premiere. Even considering the typical fate of Mahler's symphonies - launched under the composer's baton, misunderstood and often rejected by audiences and conductors during the decades that followed - the neglect of the Sixth Symphony is exceptional. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic": I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig
Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic": II. Scherzo: Wuchtig
Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic": III. Andante moderato
Symphony No. 6 in A minor, "Tragic": IV. Finale: Allegro moderato - Allegro energico

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