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Bernstein Century - Mahler: Symphonies No 2 & 8, Etc


Release Date: 10/28/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63159   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie TourelLee VenoraGeorge LondonLili Chookasian,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegiate ChoraleNew York PhilharmonicSchola Cantorum New York,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Let me encourage you not to be without a Bernstein recording — any Bernstein recording — of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”). He adored the work and trotted it out for special occasions, most memorably for me in his 1,000th concert with the Philharmonic, in 1971. There are other ways than his to approach this score, but if you don’t know everything he found in it, you hardly know it at all." -- James R. Oestreich, The New York Times "Let me encourage you not to be without a Bernstein recording — any Bernstein recording — of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”). He adored the work and trotted it out for special occasions, most memorably for me in his 1,000th concert with the Philharmonic, in 1971. There are other ways than his to approach this score, but if you don’t know everything he found in it, you hardly know it at all." -- James R. Oestreich, The New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano), Lee Venora (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegiate Chorale,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1963 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 84 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/08/1968 
Venue:  Live  St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This performance was recorded live at the Mass on the day of burial for Robert Francis Kennedy. 
3.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand": Part 1 by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Lili Chookasian (Mezzo Soprano), Ezio Flagello (Bass Baritone),
Adele Addison (Soprano), Lucine Amara (Soprano), Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum New York,  Columbus Boychoir,  Juilliard Chorus  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/23/1962 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC 
Length: 23 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This performance was recorded at the concert marking the opening of Lincoln Center. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro maestoso
Sehr mässig und zurückhaltend
Schnell
Tempo I
Tempo sostenuto
II. Andante moderato
Energisch bewegt
Wieder in's Tempo zurückgehen. Tempo I.
III. In ruhig fließender Bewegung
Vorwärts
Zum Tempo I. zurückkehren
Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor:" IV. Adagietto" (Excerpt)
Veni, creator spiritus!
Imple superna gratia
Infirma nostri corporis
Tempo I. (Allegro, etwas hastig)
Infirma nostri corporis
Accende lumen sensibus
Qui Paraclitus deceris
Gloria Patri Domino
IV. "Urlicht" - Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
Etwas bewegter
V. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend
Langsam
Im Anfang sehr zurückgehalten
Maestoso
Wieder zurückhaltend
Sehr langsam und gedehnt
Langsam. Misterioso
Etwas bewegter
Mit Aufschwung, aber nicht eilen
Più mosso

Customer Reviews

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 Mahler/Bernstein 2 & 8, etc. May 15, 2012 By Allan Hoffman See All My Reviews "If you have learned to appreciate Mahler these performances will touch your musical soul. If you are new to Mahler it will take multiple listenings in order to allow the music to mature within you. It is worth the effort. " Report Abuse
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