Mahler: Symphony 8, Adagio From Symphony 10

Mahler: Symphony # 8 - San Francisco Symphony  Music

Posted by valkne at Sept. 12, 2009
Mahler: Symphony # 8 - San Francisco Symphony

Mahler: Symphony # 8 - San Francisco Symphony
EAC RIP | FLAC (tracks) + LOG + complete scan | 608 MB
Classsical | Label: Sony BMG | Release: 2009 | Catalog: 00212 | RS&HF

Mahler's 8th Symphony, incorporating the Faust story, is an unwieldy monster, notorious for it massive body of instrumentalists, three choruses, and eight soloists. This album is the third attempt over three years of Mahler's 8th Symphony by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony. I was in the audience for the first two, which were first awful and the following year reasonably good. But the old principle of threes is fulfilled yet again, for this rendition of November 2008 at last is excellent and worthy to be presented to the vast public by CD album. My gold standard has been the Solti recording, analogue LP and digital mastering, and MTT & the SFS matches it in exuberance and excitement and excels by its modern surround sound engineering. This majestic recording truly sounds live and being in Davies Symphony Hall, perhaps sitting in the dress circle. The soloists are heard distinctly and their performances are very fine, with especially fine singing by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and soprano Elza van den Heever. Even the children's choruses are crystal clear and no shrillness, the bane of old recordings, is present. Tilson Thomas completes the Mahler symphony cycle with the Adagio of unfinished Symphony 10, which was recorded two years earlier. I now have a new standard for Mahler's Eighth. Yes, it is that good.
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Gustav Mahler - Berliner Philharmoniker / Simon Rattle  - Symphony 10 (complete version by Deryck Cooke) (2000)

Gustav Mahler - Symphony 10 (complete version by Deryck Cooke)
Berliner Philharmoniker / Simon Rattle
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 323 MB | Full Artwork: 59 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI # 7243 5 56972 2 6 | Country/Year: Europe 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Contemporary

The Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler was written in the summer of 1910, and was his final composition. At the time of Mahler's death the composition was substantially complete in the form of a continuous draft; but not being fully elaborated at every point, and mostly not orchestrated, it was not performable in that state. Only the first movement is regarded as reasonably complete and performable as Mahler intended. Perhaps as a reflection of the inner turmoil he was dealing with at the time (Mahler knew he had a failing heart and his wife had committed infidelity), the 10th Symphony is arguably his most musically dissonant work…
KREMERata BALTICA & Gidon Kremer - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2007)

KREMERata BALTICA & Gidon Kremer - Mahler: Symphony No. 10; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (2007)
Gustav Mahler (Composer), Dmitry Shostakovich (Composer), Gidon Kremer (Conductor), KREMERata BALTICA (Orchestra), Julia Korpacheva (Performer)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 272 MB | no scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 177kbps
Classical/Symphonic | ECM Records | 76:26

Recorded in 2001 (Mahler) and 2004 (Shostakovich), this 2007 ECM release provides a wonderful insight into Gidon Kremer's perspective on two composers who are clearly close to his heart. The performances are both fascinating, and the Kremerata Baltica give their not-inconsiderable all in both works.
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (repost)

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 370 MB (3% recovery) | | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | FS & RS links
Publisher: Decca | Recorded: 1971 | Published: 1992

GRAMMY WINNER - Best Classical Performance – Orchestra; 1972 - 15th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Gustav Mahler : Symphony No.1 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Maria Giulini

Gustav Mahler : Symphony No.1 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Carlo Maria Giulini
Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 57 min. | 244 MB
19th Century Music | 20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Emi classics 7243 5 62935 2 6| 2004

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Synfrancisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 – Laura Claycomb, soprano; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 242 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: San Francisco Symphony | Recorded: 2003 | Published: 2003

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - Synfrancisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas

After a terrific First Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas' ongoing Mahler cycle with his San Francisco players really hits its stride with this latest release, one of the truly great recordings ever lavished on the Fourth… This is by any standard an extraordinary achievement, and no one who loves Mahler or this symphony can afford to pass it by. –David Hurwitz

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Chicago Symphony; Solti  

Posted by waldstein at Sept. 3, 2009
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Chicago Symphony; Solti

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 359 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | 2 RS links
Publisher: Decca

GRAMMY WINNER - Best Classical Performance – Orchestra; 1972 - 15th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.
New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 91:36 minutes | 1.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Today Gustav Mahler is universally recognized as one of the supreme masters of the symphony, but this status was hard-won, and, for the most part, posthumous. His First Symphony was such a disastrous failure at its premiere in 1889 that afterward, by the composer’s own account, he “went around like a sick person or an outcast.”
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 653:49 minutes | 5.95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Valery Gergiev’s performances and recordings of Mahler’s symphonies with the LSO have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2008 and 2011 and will now be made available together.