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Mahler: The Symphonies / Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Release Date: 02/11/1992 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 430804   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Isobel BuchananMira ZakaiHelga DerneschDame Kiri Te Kanawa,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony ChorusGlen Ellyn Children's Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 9 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


"Solti's achievement in Mahler has been consistent and impressive, and this reissue is a formidable bargain that will be hard to beat...Solti draws stunning playing from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, often pressed to great virtuosity, which adds to the electricity of the music-making...his fiery energy and commitment often carry shock-waves in their trail. All in all, an impressive achievement."

- Penguin Guide to Classical Music 2008 Edition, page 739

"Solti's achievement in Mahler has been consistent and impressive, and this reissue is a formidable bargain that will be hard to beat...Solti draws stunning playing from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, often pressed to great virtuosity, which adds to the electricity of the music-making...his fiery energy and commitment often carry shock-waves in their trail. All in all, an impressive achievement."

- Penguin Guide to Classical Music 2008 Edition, page 739
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1888).
Composition revised: Germany (1896). 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Mira Zakai (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Language: German 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
4.
Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Helen Watts (Alto), René Kollo (Tenor), Heather Harper (Soprano),
Arleen Augér (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
John Shirley-Quirk (Bass Baritone), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Singverein  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 

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