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Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus

Mahler / Chailly / Romberger / Gould / Zeppenfeld
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20222  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christiane OelzeRicarda MerbethLioba BraunErika Sunnegardh,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLeipzig Gewandhaus Children's ChoirLeipzig Gewandhaus Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is arguably the grandest and most ambitious piece of symphonic music ever written. The composer himself regarded it as his opus summum, and an incredible number of participants at the hugely successful Munich première in 1910 earned it the nickname “Symphony of a Thousand”. At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, Riccardo Chailly commanded almost 500 musicians, and the overwhelming result of their joint effort inspired the Leipzig-based and internationally renowned artist Neo Rauch to the painting for the cover of this DVD.

Recorded live at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 26–27 May 2011.
Read more /> Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German & Latin (original sung texts), German, English, French
Running time: 92 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christiane Oelze (Soprano), Ricarda Merbeth (Soprano), Lioba Braun (Alto),
Erika Sunnegardh (Soprano), Dietrich Henschel (Baritone), Gerhild Romberger (Alto),
Stephen Gould (Tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Children's Choir,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 

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