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The Royal Edition - Mahler: Symphony No 3, Etc / Bernstein


Release Date: 11/17/1992 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 47576   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Martha LiptonJennie Tourel
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum New York membersTransfiguration Boys ChoirNew York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although there is no lack of drama, this reading is refreshingly unmannered and free from overstatement.

The Third was among the first and most successful of Bernstein's Mahler recordings. Leonard Bernstein's reading is refreshingly unmannered and free from overstatement. There is no lack of drama or tension in the long first movement: the inner movements are done with great charm and the second in particular is quite winning. Matha Lipton is occasionally a shade under the note in the fourth movement, "0 Mensch, 0 Mensch!" but her voice has excellent quality and she sings with great feeling. The singing of the boys' choir in the fifth movement is fresh and vigorous and only an occasional note of
Read more over-sweetness, not wholly unavoidable in this music, is found in the finale. Apart from one or two minor points of balance that are of small account, the recording is well engineered. The acoustic is warm and open, detail emerges clearly and the perspective is for the most part truthful. The surfaces are smooth. Strongly recommended.

-- Gramophone [6/1974, reviewing an LP reissue of the Mahler 3]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Martha Lipton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Cantorum New York members,  Transfiguration Boys Choir,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
2. Rückert Lieder (5): no 2, Ich atmet' einen Linden Duft by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
3. Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
4. Rückert Lieder (5): no 4, Um Mitternacht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
5. Des Knaben Wunderhorn: no 5, Das irdische Leben by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1893; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
6. Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jennie Tourel (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

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