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Mahler: Symphonie No 7 / Bernstein, New York Philharmonic


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419211   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 22 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"No one quite approaches Bernstein's account of [the third] movement in his recent New York recording for DG." -- Gramophone [8/1987]

"I sorely miss the fevered brow of Bernstein (DG)... [T]he Rondo-Burleske...could still be leaner and meaner a la Bernstein (DG)..." -- Gramophone [10/1992, reviewing other recordings of the Mahler Seventh]

"Bernstein (DG) had the right idea in treating [the first movement] more as a kind of Charles Ivesian collage—making a virtue out of anarchy, if you like. The symphony sounds more extraordinary in his hands." -- Gramophone [3/1996}
"No one quite approaches Bernstein's account of [the third] movement in his recent New York recording for DG." -- Gramophone [8/1987]

"I sorely miss the fevered brow of Bernstein (DG)... [T]he Rondo-Burleske...could still be leaner and meaner a la Bernstein (DG)..." -- Gramophone [10/1992, reviewing other recordings of the Mahler Seventh]

"Bernstein (DG) had the right idea in treating [the first movement] more as a kind of Charles Ivesian collage—making a virtue out of anarchy, if you like. The symphony sounds more extraordinary in his hands." -- Gramophone [3/1996}
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Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Live  Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 
Length: 82 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Langsam (Adagio)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Nicht schleppen
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Allegro risoluto, ma non troppo
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: a tempo (sempre l'istesso)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Moderato
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Takt 255
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Adagio (Tempo der Einleitung)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Allegro come prima
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: poco ritenuto...a tempo
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 1. Satz: Nicht eilen!
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: Nachtmusik. Allegro moderato
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: Sempre l'istesso Tempo
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: Poco meno mosso
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: Tempo
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: (261:262)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 2. Satz: Sehr gemessen
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 3. Satz: Scherzo. Schattenhaft
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 3. Satz: Trio
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 3. Satz: Wieder wie zu Anfang
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 4. Satz: Nachtmusik. Andante amoroso
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 4. Satz: Takt 187
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 4. Satz: Tempo I. poco rit.
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Rondo-Finale. Tempo I (Allegro ordinario)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Sempre l'istesso Tempo
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Tempo II (Allegro moderato ma energico)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Tempo I
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Takt 267
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Tempo I subito
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Meno mosso (Tempo II)
Symphony No.7 In E Minor / 5. Satz: Accelerando

Customer Reviews

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 The Mahler's Seventh: Bernstein goes to the point. August 2, 2013 By Veglio C. (Miami, FL) See All My Reviews "It is one of those occasions when Lenny gave a respite to Mahler in a performance. Great orchestral deployment, a lot of concentration and discipline that I can only compare to the Fifth (DG). Is the final Seventh? I think not, but this recording of Leonard Bernstein and New York Philharmonic is very close." Report Abuse
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