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Mahler: Das Klagende Lied; Blumine, 10 Symphony / Blunier, Beethoven Orchestra

Mahler / Beethoven Orchestra Bonn / Blumier
Release Date: 05/21/2013 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9371804   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Lioba BraunManuela UhlWerner Güra
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mahler initially had a hard time of it. A few compositional attempts from his youth did not turn out to his liking and were destroyed. When Das klagende Lied finally met with his own critical favor, he stated, "My first work in which I have found myself as 'Mahler'!" Here it is heard in colorful contrast to the fragment from his last symphony and the "Blumine" andante originally intended for the first symphony. The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn under its resourceful conductor Stefan Blunier is in top form on this fascinatingly detailed look at Mahler's compositional workshop. Mahler initially had a hard time of it. A few compositional attempts from his youth did not turn out to his liking and were destroyed. When Das klagende Lied finally met with his own critical favor, he stated, "My first work in which I have found myself as 'Mahler'!" Here it is heard in colorful contrast to the fragment from his last symphony and the "Blumine" andante originally intended for the first symphony. The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn under its resourceful conductor Stefan Blunier is in top form on this fascinatingly detailed look at Mahler's compositional workshop. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Das klagende Lied by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Lioba Braun (Alto), Manuela Uhl (Soprano), Werner Güra (Tenor)
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880/1899; Austria 
2. Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major: 1st movement, Adagio by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Austria 
3. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan": Blumine by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1888; Leipzig, Germany 

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