Mahler: Symphony 8, Adagio From Symphony 10

Mahler: Symphony # 8 - San Francisco Symphony  

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…
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
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.
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
Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)

Robert Olson, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra - Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (2002)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:59 | 397 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554811

The musical reconstructions industry keeps gathering pace, but few works have attracted as much attention as Mahler's 10th Symphony. Joe Wheeler (who died in 1977) was a brass-playing British civil servant with a passion for Mahler. This completion (itself in an edition by the conductor here, Robert Olson) uses the leaner orchestration of the composer's later years. But does it sound Mahlerian? Certainly more so than Remo Mazzetti's 1997 version, but neither caps Deryck Cooke's acute sense of authentic detail and color in his legendary edition.
Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}

Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (1984) {CBS Masterworks}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 234 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: classical

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 is the 1984 album by The Wiener Philharmoniker. Conducted by Lorin Maazek, this also features soprano Kathleen Battle. This was released by CBS Masterworks.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 2.27GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

Fischer’s performance of the Sixth is quite similar to Abbado’s recent live recording for DG. Textures are generally light and transparent, with a swift opening march that, by the same token, never sounds unduly rushed or trivialized. The andante comes second, not the best option in my view, but Fischer has the intelligence to treat it as a true andante, and not as an adagio (which is a more legitimate possibility when it’s placed third). However, in contrast to Abbado’s boring Berliners, Fischer’s orchestra plays better, and he’s much better recorded. Just listen to the characterful brass in the coda of the first movement, with a particularly fine first trumpet, or the splendid woodwinds in the trios of the scherzo. The emphasis on fleetness never compromises expressivity, as happens in Berlin.