Mahler: The Symphonies / Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 2/11/1992
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 430804
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Solti's achievement in Mahler has been consistent and impressive, and this reissue is a formidable bargain that will be hard to beat...Solti draws stunning playing from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, often pressed to great virtuosity, which adds to the electricity of the music-making...his fiery energy and commitment often carry shock-waves in their trail. All in all, an impressive achievement."

- Penguin Guide to Classical Music 2008 Edition, page 739
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ;
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Mira Zakai (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896 ; Germany
3. Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Helga Dernesch (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896 ; Hamburg, Germany
4. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904/1906 ; Austria
7. Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago 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: Arleen Augér (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano), Heather Harper (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (Bass Baritone), Helen Watts (Alto)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Austria
10. Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904-1905 ; Vienna, Austria
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