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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 & Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Nelsons, Goerne

Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20354  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Matthias Goerne
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Andris Nelsons conducted the Lucerne Festival Orchestra for the third time in August 2015, the orchestra’s second summer without founder and guiding spirit Claudio Abbado. The first half of his concert was already a highlight: the baritone Matthias Goerne seemed completely at home in a selection of songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. His warm, dark voice allows him to capture the somber and tragic atmosphere of this music like no one else. Its shaded timbre is most perfectly suited to the work’s melancholy and nocturnal moods, where one can directly experience how an artist of this caliber can bring music to the edge of the abyss. The Lucerne
Read more Festival Orchestra, renowned for its unique Mahler sound, had last played Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in the summer of 2004 with Abbado – a flowing, transparent, and ethereal interpretation. Nelsons finds a completely different approach to the work. His Mahler is fiery, expansive, and powerful. In spite of the introductory funeral march, his reading is more positive than tragic, radiating an intense vitality. It is breathtaking to observe the orchestra’s response to Nelsons’s energetic, physical, and emotional conducting style. The relationship between orchestra and conductor is one of giving and taking, nothing else.

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound Formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 123:12 min

Disc Format: DVD-9

Subtitles: German (Original), French, English, Japanese, Korean Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Excerpt(s) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Matthias Goerne (Baritone)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 

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