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
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:45 minutes | 4.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul. From the vast first movement I would choose the huge, yawning creature’s (Pan’s?) first appearance.
Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011) [24/96]

Emanuel Ax, San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Piano Concerto No. 4 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:17 minutes | 1.37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony follow their recently completed Mahler cycle with a series of new live recordings, including an all-Beethoven disc featuring the Fourth Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax, and Symphony No. 5. Following the recent completion of their award-winning and ground-breaking Mahler recording project, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will continue to bolster their discography with recordings from both the core classical repertoire as well as works new to or rarely heard by audiences.
Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)

Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Telarc #CD-80264

López-Cobos is an excellent conductor with a wide repertory, best known for late-Romantic and the more colorful early 20th century literature. López-Cobos first led the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1970, and would serve as general musical director for that company from 1981 to 1990. López-Cobos was named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic and served there from 1981 to 1986. In 1986, López-Cobos was named principal conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony. With Cincinnati he would embark on an extensive recording schedule with Telarc, resulting in recordings of works by Respighi, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, Falla, Bizet, Franck, and Dukas…