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Mahler: Symphony No 5 / Scherchen, Vienna State Opera Orchestra


Release Date: 06/11/2002 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471268   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Remembered if at all as a champion of new music, Scherchen deserves this timely rescue from interpretative near-oblivion. Once you adjust to the reckless spurts in the midst of a measured funeral procession, it becomes clear through the following movements just how masterfully and atmospherically he veers between riot and reflection. The Adagietto takes wing as rapturous Lied, only to be steadied by its central glimpse of heaven, while the finale works itself into excited jubilation by steady degrees. Excellent sound for the (mono) vintage.

-- David Nice, BBC Music Magazine
Remembered if at all as a champion of new music, Scherchen deserves this timely rescue from interpretative near-oblivion. Once you adjust to the reckless spurts in the midst of a measured funeral procession, it becomes clear through the following movements just how masterfully and atmospherically he veers between riot and reflection. The Adagietto takes wing as rapturous Lied, only to be steadied by its central glimpse of heaven, while the finale works itself into excited jubilation by steady degrees. Excellent sound for the (mono) vintage.

-- David Nice, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  Mozart Hall, Concert Hall, Vienna 
Length: 67 Minutes 39 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 1. Trauermarsch (In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt - Plötzlich schneller. Leidenschaftlich. Wild - Tempo I)
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 2. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz - Bedeutend langsamer - Tempo I subito
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 3. Scherzo (Kräftig, nicht zu schnell)
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor: 5. Rondo-Finale (Allegro)

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