Mahler: Complete Symphonies / Wit, Halasz, Olson

Release Date: 4/27/2010
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8501502
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Number of Discs: 15

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$99.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
‘The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.’ This oft-quoted statement by Mahler serves to illustrate his extraordinary artistic ambition and focus. The journey through his symphonies is rich and emotionally charged, imbued as they are with the influences of his surroundings, his suffering as well as his joy, and his unique sense of satire. These critically acclaimed recordings culminate in the Tenth Symphony completed by Joe Wheeler (‘Heartily recommended’ – CDnow) and the box-set includes detailed notes and sung texts.

“…if you want to hear a performance that combines the best of just about all of the competing versions...then this is way to go.” ClassicsToday.com on Symphony No. 8

“Antoni Wit conducts a fresh, spontaneous-sounding reading, beautifully played and recorded.” Penguin Guide on Symphony No. 4.

“This is a very impressive recording indeed.” American Record Guide on Symphonies Nos. 3 & 10.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Jadwiga Rappé (Alto), Hanna Lisowska (Soprano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
3. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Ewa Podles (Alto)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896 ; Hamburg, Germany
4. Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major: 1st movement, Adagio by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Austria
5. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Lynda Russell (Soprano)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904/1906 ; Austria
8. Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904-1905 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Symphony no 8 in E flat major "Symphony of A Thousand" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Austria
11. Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Robert Olson
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Austria
12. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Hanna Lisowska (Soprano), Jadwiga Rappé (Alto)
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
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