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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 10


Release Date: 01/02/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 463738   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Edith MathisNorma ProcterMarjorie ThomasElsie Morison,   ... 
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio ChorusTölz Boys Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rafael Kubelik's highly chromatic, poetic Mahler recordings have been staples in Duetsche Grammophon's catalogue since their inception. Tempos overall tend to be quicker than the norm (Symphony No. 8 for instance fits conveniently on one CD), yet never at the expense of glossing over the composers renowned wealth of inner details. Many Mahler aficionados still regard Kubelik's readings here of the Symphonies No. 1 and No. 7 as reference recordings. Distinguished soloists include Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Norma Proctor, Franz Crass, and Julia Hamari. The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as the various outstanding choirs employed throughout the cycle couldn't be more in sync with Kubelik's inspired visionary Read more interpretations. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Date of Recording: 1967 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Norma Procter (Contralto (Female alto))
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Marjorie Thomas (Contralto (Female alto))
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Tölz Boys Choir,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
4.
Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major: 1st movement, Adagio by Gustav Mahler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
5.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Elsie Morison (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
6.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
7.
Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
8.
Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1970 
9.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franz Crass (Bass), Martina Arroyo (Soprano),
Donald Grobe (Tenor), Julia Hamari (Mezzo soprano), Edith Mathis (Soprano),
Norma Procter (Contralto (Female alto)), Erna Spoorenberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Motet Choir  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1970 
10.
Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 In D: 1. Langsam. Schleppend
Symphony No.1 In D: 2. Kräftig bewegt
Symphony No.1 In D: 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Symphony No.1 In D: 4. Stürmisch bewegt
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 1. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 2. Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 3. Scherzo: In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 4. "Urlicht". Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht "O Röschen rot!"
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 5a. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend -
Symphony No.2 In C Minor - "Resurrection": 5d. "Aufersteh'n, ja aufersteh'n wirst du" (Langsam. Misterioso) - Text After F.G. Klopstock: "Auferstehung"

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 Great June 8, 2012 By Martin M. (Praha 5, Czech Republic) See All My Reviews "Marvelous album" Report Abuse
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