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This item is a 586-page book that includes a CD.
A “must have” reference for anyone interested in Mahler!
Includes a CD of the rarest Mahler’s recording ever—the 4th symphony recorded in Holland in 1949, with the Hilversum Radio Orchestra conducted by Paul van Kempen. Only one set is known to survive, and the audio has been reconstituted and restored in Toronto by producer Jacob Harnoy.
With this book, Péter Fülöp wishes to pay tribute to Mahler’s music on the 150th anniversary of its composer’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his death. The book is the result of many years of record collecting by Fülöp, who started to collect Mahler records in 1974 in Budapest. The
book lists 2,774 recordings, virtually all of which are housed in his archive. Having the recordings in hand has been critical to allow listing of some information, such as timings, and has been also helpful in ascertaining other information, such as works, artist, record labels, and more. In the timing section, durations of all works and movements may be found. Photographs of the first Mahler recordings are also drawn from the recordings in this archive. In the works section, not only are the artists and records presented, but the venue and the recording dates as well. In many cases, diligent and persistent research has been required to unearth these details. Read less
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