Mahler: Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Bavarian Radio Symphony

Release Date: 4/6/2018
Label: BR Klassik
Catalog Number: BRK900714
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Number of Discs: 11

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$79.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
In his nine symphonies, Gustav Mahler created an entire world for himself and his listeners. More than any other composer, he tries in his symphonic oeuvre to get to the very depths of the circle of life – the eternal cycle of growth and decay. What set of complete works would be more appropriate, therefore, for bringing the qualities and the unique sound of one of today’s leading orchestras to their fullest expression?

In the Mahler complete edition released by BR-KLASSIK, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – under some of its most influential conductors, but above all its current chief conductor Mariss Jansons – tackles Gustav Mahler's symphonic works. The performances were recorded live between 1996 and 2016 in the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, and most of them are recent. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Mariss Janson conducts Symphonies Nos 2, 5, 7 and 9, Bernard Haitink Nos. 3 and 4, Daniel Harding No. 6 and Colin Davis no. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand". Numerous soloists and choirs are also featured. The recordings form a challenging part of the symphonic repertoire from the recent history of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; under the baton of Mariss Jansons, and other conductors of the late 20th and early 21st century especially associated with it, this renowned orchestra, with the musical and interpretive mastery for which it is justly famed, provides truly memorable performances.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Anja Harteros (Soprano)
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
3. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Gerhild Romberger (Alto)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896 ; Hamburg, Germany
4. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Juliane Banse (Soprano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904/1906 ; Austria
7. Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio 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: Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Alessandra Marc (Soprano), Ben Heppner (Tenor), René Pape (Bass), Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano), Liang Ning (Mezzo Soprano), Sharon Sweet (Soprano), Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Austria
10. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Austria
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