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Mahler: Symphony No 3, Ruckert Lieder / Baker, Tilson Thomas


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 44553   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony ChorusSouthend Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dame Janet is so immersed in these songs that they have become a private act of self-communion -- "Ich bin der Welt" is almost crooned, a triumph of artistry. Here is the golden twilight of this great voice.

...Michael Tilson Thomas's view of the symphony...is a very forthright, optimistic view; it is more concerned to present Mahler the brilliant and daring orchestrator... [T]he orchestral playing...proclaims that the LSO are well pleased with their new Principal Conductor and augurs well for their future in both concert hall and studio... The wind playing, solo and ensemble, is highly distinguished and the strings have a strength and a sheen that recall the orchestra's peak period of a few years ago.
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The soloist in the fourth and sixth movements is Dame Janet Baker. She also sings the Rückert Lieder which she recorded so memorably with Barbirolli for EMI 20 years ago... The new performance is marked by the benefits of long acquaintance with this music. Dame Janet is so immersed in these songs that they have become a private act of self-communion... "Ich bin der Welt" is almost crooned, a triumph of artistry. The earlier performance is the noonday of this great voice; here is the golden twilight.

-- Gramophone [10/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Southend Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
2. Rückert Lieder (5) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

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