Das Mahler Album

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Wolfgang Holzmair's 2012 album of songs by Gustav Mahler is notable for two world-premiere recordings of sketches on poems by Heine, copies of which were given to the baritone during a visit to the Morgan Library. Completists who desire every scrap of Mahler's music may wish to own this CD for that reason alone, though Holzmair's fine presentation of "Frühe Lieder," "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen," "Kindertotenlieder," and the "Rückert Lieder" are worth considerably more than mere filler for two slight and audibly unfinished songs. Holzmair has a pleasant and smooth voice that suits Mahler's ardent and sometimes melancholy settings, and Russell Ryan's subtle piano ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Wolfgang Holzmair's 2012 album of songs by Gustav Mahler is notable for two world-premiere recordings of sketches on poems by Heine, copies of which were given to the baritone during a visit to the Morgan Library. Completists who desire every scrap of Mahler's music may wish to own this CD for that reason alone, though Holzmair's fine presentation of "Frühe Lieder," "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen," "Kindertotenlieder," and the "Rückert Lieder" are worth considerably more than mere filler for two slight and audibly unfinished songs. Holzmair has a pleasant and smooth voice that suits Mahler's ardent and sometimes melancholy settings, and Russell Ryan's subtle piano accompaniment provides the necessary support for the singer's changing expressions. Nightingale's reproduction is clear and focused, with a close microphone placement that gives the performers presence without being obtrusive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2012
  • Label: Nightingale Records
  • EAN: 9004686001017
  • Catalog Number: 1011
  • Sales rank: 308,238

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Gustav Mahler & Gustav Mahler (15:59)
  2. 5–9 Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Gustav Mahler & Wolfgang Holzmair (21:53)
  3. 10–14 Rückert Lieder, song collection for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Gustav Mahler & Wolfgang Holzmair (17:46)
  4. 11 Work(s): Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (fragment) - Gustav Mahler & Heinrich Heine (1:31)
  5. 12 Work(s): Es fiel ein Reif - Gustav Mahler & Heinrich Heine (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wolfgang Holzmair Primary Artist
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