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Mahler: Symphonies 3 & 4 / Tennstedt, Popp, Wenkel, London


Release Date: 07/03/2001 
Label:  Emi Classics Double Fforte Catalog #: 74296   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Ortrun WenkelLucia Popp
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraSouthend Boys ChoirLondon Philharmonic Chorus Women
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"An impressive performance, played very finely by the LPO...Tennstedt shows us the length of Mahler's vision."

-- Gramophone Reviewing Symphony no 3

"Tennstedt's is as spirited and unaffected a reading as any I've heard...Tennstedt's performance is, in sum, as direct, as specific, as unsentimental, and as affecting as a well-told fairy tale. The digital recording is pleasingly clear, whilst the playing of the LPO mellow in manner but wonderfully sharp in points of detail and style."

-- Gramophone [4/1983] Reviewing Symphony no 4
"An impressive performance, played very finely by the LPO...Tennstedt shows us the length of Mahler's vision."

-- Gramophone Reviewing Symphony no 3

"Tennstedt's is as spirited and unaffected a reading as any I've heard...Tennstedt's performance is, in sum, as direct, as specific, as unsentimental, and as affecting as a well-told fairy tale. The digital recording is pleasingly clear, whilst the playing of the LPO mellow in manner but wonderfully sharp in points of detail and style."

-- Gramophone [4/1983] Reviewing Symphony no 4
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Ortrun Wenkel (Alto)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Southend Boys Choir,  London Philharmonic Chorus Women
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 97 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 55 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Kräftig
Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Tempo di menuetto
Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Scherzando
Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Sehr langsam: 'O Mensch! Gib acht'
Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Lustig im Tempo: 'Es sungen drei Engel'
Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Langsam
Symphony No. 4 in G: I. Heiter, bedächtig. Nicht eilen
Symphony No. 4 in G: II. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
Symphony No. 4 in G: III. Ruhevoll
Symphony No. 4 in G: IV. Sehr behaglich [with soprano solo]

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