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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Piano Duo Trenkner & Speidel

Mahler / Piano Duo Trenkner & Speidel
Release Date: 06/18/2013 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9301778   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Evelinde Trenkner/Sontraud Speidel Piano Duo has recorded numerous great symphonic works in piano versions for four hands for the MD&G label. The symbiotic team effort of these two pianists on a magnificent Steinway D of big symphonic sound (built in 1901) illuminates these masterful compositions in a new way.

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What do you give the Mahlerian who already has five (or twenty) recordings of each Symphony? Why, piano transcriptions – in this case of Symphonies One and Two, arranged by Mahler student Bruno Walter. The liner notes are onto something when they liken the effect of this music to seeing a three-dimensional building in a two-dimensional painting, except that the arrangement adds at least half a
Read more dimension of its own. Almost ten years after their terrific Mahler arrangement of Bruckner’s Third Symphony another essential collection of Mahler miscellany from the engaging, utterly musical Piano Duo Trenkner & Speidel!

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Notes: Arrangement: Bruno Walter 
2. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trenkner-Speidel Duo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Notes: Arrangement: Bruno Walter 

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