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Mahler: Symphonies No 1-10 / Zinman, Zurich


Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 72723  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Anna LarssonJuliane BanseBirgit RemmertLuba Orgonasova,   ... 
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle OrchestraSchweizer Chamber ChorusZurich Vocal Ensemble,   ... 
Number of Discs: 15 
Recorded in: Hybrid SACD 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After completing this highly acclaimed cycle of the complete symphonies of Gustav Mahler performed by David Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, RCA has released this limited edition 15-CD box set in hybrid Super Audio.

Reviews of some of the recordings in this set:

Make no mistake, in a crowded field this ‘Resurrection’ is a front-runner. It has all the right qualities; a real feeling for the Mahlerian style, a sure sense of the work’s architecture, two good soloists, a well-drilled chorus and a truly spectacular recording. But all this counts for very little without conductor David Zinman, whose recent Beethoven and Richard Strauss – on Arte Nova – signalled that something special was afoot in
Read more Zurich. And so it proves.

– Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International, reviewing Symphony No. 2

This wondrous new Fourth – and for once the superlative is warranted, for it is a performance full of wonder – confirms Zinman as a Mahlerian of real stature. The reading may not displace the likes of Mengelberg, Szell, Klemperer, et al., but it does deserve a place alongside them. The Sony-BMG disc sounds splendid.

– Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International, reviewing Symphony No. 4

Zinman, the nine vocalists, the four choirs, and the orchestra deliver this majestic symphony with exceptional enthusiasm and concentrated energy. The high level of excellence of this performance will remind experienced listeners of some of the finest recordings made of this work. The power and passion of the singing and the playing matches the depth and spaciousness of the reproduction. A delight for both Mahler fans and audio buffs.

– Blair Sanderson, All Music Guide, reviewing Symphony No. 8

“***** The performance is superbly controlled and wonderfully articulated. You're conscious throughout of the work's position in symphonic history… There are passages in this performance, particularly in the final Adagio, where Zinman achieves an intensity that is overpowering.” – The Guardian, reviewing Symphony No. 9 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
2. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": Blumine by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1888; Leipzig, Germany 
3. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Anna Larsson (Alto), Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra,  Schweizer Chamber Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
4. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Birgit Remmert (Alto)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Vocal Ensemble,  Swedish Chamber Chorus,  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
5. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
6. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
7. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
8. Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
9. Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Askar Abdrazakov (Bass), Anthony Dean Griffey (Tenor), Birgit Remmert (Mezzo Soprano),
Lisa Larsson (Soprano), Juliane Banse (Soprano), Yvonne Naef (Mezzo Soprano),
Melanie Diener (Soprano), Stephen Powell (Baritone)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra,  Schweizer Chamber Choir,  Wdr Rundfunkchor Köln
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
10. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 
11. Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 Great Mahler playing. May 24, 2014 By Seymour B. (Van Nuys, CA) See All My Reviews "I enjoyed Zinman's interpretation of Mahler. Very clear recording." Report Abuse
 Diluted Mahler May 4, 2014 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Uninvolved, lackluster performances. the longer symphonys spread over two discs when they could be on one. This set does not begin to compare to Zinman's earlier Beethoven or R. Strauss releases. Excellent sound." Report Abuse
 Mahler's Ten Symphonies, David Zinman April 30, 2014 By David S. Messner (Camp Hill, PA) See All My Reviews "These symphonies are conducted with illuminating clarity of interpretation and expression by David Zinman, so much so that it is frankly difficult to listen to them casually -- Zinman's clarity, artistry, and the high quality of performance by the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich draw one into the music. The price at which they're available from Archiv makes them one of the best buys I have ever made in the over 1,000 classical CD's in my collection. Not least in the list of outstanding characteristics of these recordings is the high technical quality of the recordings, themselves." Report Abuse
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