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Mahler: Symphony no 6, Lieder / Karajan, Ludwig, Berlin PO


Release Date: 05/12/1998 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 457716   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christa Ludwig
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karajan's classic Sixth confirmed his belated arrival as a major Mahler interpreter. Only Bernstein, in his more emotive, less consciously beautifying way, left recorded performances of comparable strength and conviction. Both saw the first movement as an up-tempo march, but Karajan brought a quite different, Brucknerian breadth and focus to the Andante.

-- Gramophone [12/1998]
Karajan's classic Sixth confirmed his belated arrival as a major Mahler interpreter. Only Bernstein, in his more emotive, less consciously beautifying way, left recorded performances of comparable strength and conviction. Both saw the first movement as an up-tempo march, but Karajan brought a quite different, Brucknerian breadth and focus to the Andante.

-- Gramophone [12/1998]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
2. Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
3. Rückert Lieder (5) by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.6 In A Minor: 1. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig aber Markig
Symphony No.6 In A Minor: 2. Scherzo (Wuchtig)
Symphony No.6 In A Minor: 3. Andante moderato
Symphony No.6 In A Minor: 4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n
Kindertotenlieder: Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
Kindertotenlieder: Wenn dein Mütterlein
Kindertotenlieder: Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
Kindertotenlieder: In diesem Wetter
Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Rückert-Lieder: Liebst du um Schönheit
Rückert-Lieder: Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Rückert-Lieder: Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
Rückert-Lieder: Um Mitternacht

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