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Bride Of The Wind - Original Soundtrack


Release Date: 06/05/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469584   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Stephen EndelmanGustav MahlerAlma MahlerJános Bihari
Performer:  Renée FlemingJean-Yves ThibaudetPedja MuzijevicLalan J. Parrott
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.Pierre BoulezLakatos RóbertClaudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber OrchestraVienna Philharmonic OrchestraRoby Lakatos Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A pleasing souvenir from Bruce Beresford's biopic, featuring rarities by Alma Mahler sung by Renée Fleming as well as selections from Gustav Mahler's masterworks.

Director Bruce Beresford's Bride of the Wind is a film biography of Alma Schindler Mahler, the wife of composer/conductor Gustav Mahler and a composer in her own right, at least until she agreed to give up her own career in favor of her husband's. The film, and the soundtrack album, present a few examples of Alma Mahler's songs that certainly show promise, especially when sung by Renée Fleming and played by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. But the film necessarily is dominated by Gustav Mahler's music (played by the Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by either
Read more Pierre Boulez or Claudio Abbado and taken from existing Deutsche Grammophon recordings), along with a score by Stephen Endelman that often echoes his style. Those who enjoy the film will likely find the soundtrack album a pleasing souvenir, though classical music fans may find it odd, with its excerpts from Mahler symphonies that fade out, followed by Endelman's Mahler-like cues. The composer was known to give his symphonies programmatic titles, but even he wouldn't have assigned the titles given here -- a portion of the adagietto of the fifth symphony dubbed "The Letter," for example, and one from the sixth movement of the third symphony called "Unrequited Love." Still, the film may attract new fans for both Mahlers, and the soundtrack album will satisfy their initial interest.

-- William Ruhlmann, AllMusic.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Bride of the Wind: Opening Credits by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 1st movement, Trauermarsch "In gemessenem Schritt" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this movement is performed. 
3.
Bride of the Wind: The Lovers by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Lieder (5): no 4, Bei dir is est Traut by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Stephen Endelman 
5.
Bride of the Wind: Give Up Your Music by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6.
Café central by János Bihari
Conductor:  Lakatos Róbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this piece is performed. 
7.
The Arts and Crafts Ball by János Bihari
Conductor:  Lakatos Róbert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roby Lakatos Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this piece is performed. 
8.
Lieder (5): no 2, In meiner Vaters Garten by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Pedja Muzijevic (Piano), Lalan J. Parrott (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910 
Venue:  Edison Studio, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Stephen Endelman 
9.
Symphony no 3 in D minor: 1st movement, Kräftig by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: And excerpt of this movement is performed. 
10.
Bride of the Wind: The Hot Springs by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt of this movement is performed. 
13.
Bride of the Wind: She Walks by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14.
Symphony no 3 in D minor: 2nd movement, Tempo di Minuetto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: An excerpt from this movement is performed. 
15.
Bride of the Wind: Bride of the Wind by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16.
Bride of the Wind: I'm Pregnant by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17.
Bride of the Wind: The Battle by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
18.
Lieder (5): no 3, Laue Sommernacht by Alma Mahler
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Symphony no 3 in D minor: 6th movement, Langsam by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
20.
Bride of the Wind: End Credits by Stephen Endelman
Conductor:  Frantisek Preisler Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; USA 
Venue:  Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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