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Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Schwarzkopf, Fischer-Dieskau, Szell, London Symphony


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 566895  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Elisabeth SchwarzkopfDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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The folk songs and poems of the collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), first published in the early 19th century, played a crucial role in Mahler’s development as a composer. Encompassing the vast range of expression in these 12 settings – from hauntingly dark tragedy to exuberant comedy – are the two defining lieder singers of the second half of the 20th century, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Like Mahler himself, the Budapest-born, Vienna-trained conductor George Szell exemplified the rich musical tradition of Central Europe. Remastered in 24-bit/96kHz. The folk songs and poems of the collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), first published in the early 19th century, played a crucial role in Mahler’s development as a composer. Encompassing the vast range of expression in these 12 settings – from hauntingly dark tragedy to exuberant comedy – are the two defining lieder singers of the second half of the 20th century, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Like Mahler himself, the Budapest-born, Vienna-trained conductor George Szell exemplified the rich musical tradition of Central Europe. Remastered in 24-bit/96kHz. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1898; Hamburg, Germany 

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