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Mahler: Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Bavarian Radio Symphony

Mahler / Berlin / Fink
Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900714  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Anja HarterosBernarda FinkGerhild RombergerJuliane Banse,   ... 
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-SéguinMariss JansonsBernard HaitinkDaniel Harding,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio ChoirStuttgart Radio Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his nine symphonies, Gustav Mahler created an entire world for himself and his listeners. More than any other composer, he tries in his symphonic oeuvre to get to the very depths of the circle of life – the eternal cycle of growth and decay. What set of complete works would be more appropriate, therefore, for bringing the qualities and the unique sound of one of today’s leading orchestras to their fullest expression?

In the Mahler complete edition released by BR-KLASSIK, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – under some of its most influential conductors, but above all its current chief conductor Mariss Jansons – tackles Gustav Mahler's symphonic works. The performances were recorded live between 1996 and 2016
Read more in the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, and most of them are recent. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Mariss Janson conducts Symphonies Nos 2, 5, 7 and 9, Bernard Haitink Nos. 3 and 4, Daniel Harding No. 6 and Colin Davis no. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand". Numerous soloists and choirs are also featured. The recordings form a challenging part of the symphonic repertoire from the recent history of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; under the baton of Mariss Jansons, and other conductors of the late 20th and early 21st century especially associated with it, this renowned orchestra, with the musical and interpretive mastery for which it is justly famed, provides truly memorable performances. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Anja Harteros (Soprano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Gerhild Romberger (Alto)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
4.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano),
Alessandra Marc (Soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano), Liang Ning (Mezzo Soprano),
René Pape (Bass), Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Stuttgart Radio Chorus,  Tolzer Knabenchor  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 

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