Gustav Mahler: The Complete Works

Gustav Mahler: The Complete Works

     
 

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For Gustav Mahler's 150th birthday, EMI has assembled a 16-disc box set of his complete works, including not only the ten symphonies, Das Lied von der Erde, and the song cycles, but also the early cantata, Das klagende Lied, and the extant movement from the Piano Quartet in A minor, two works which arguably can be called Mahler rarities. Having all these pieces…  See more details below

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For Gustav Mahler's 150th birthday, EMI has assembled a 16-disc box set of his complete works, including not only the ten symphonies, Das Lied von der Erde, and the song cycles, but also the early cantata, Das klagende Lied, and the extant movement from the Piano Quartet in A minor, two works which arguably can be called Mahler rarities. Having all these pieces together in one large collection is undeniably a great convenience, and many will consider buying this set not only for that reason, but also for the historic nature of the recordings. The roster of conductors features such legends as Sir John Barbirolli, Otto Klemperer, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bruno Walter, George Szell, and Jascha Horenstein, along with later Mahlerians, Klaus Tennstedt, Sir Simon Rattle, and Carlo Maria Giulini, all of whom left remarkable recordings that still are essential listening. The familiar problem of purchasing a Mahler box set is complicated by the presence of so many artists: one usually expects a set to be one conductor's cycle, which would be desirable to anyone who admires that maestro's interpretations. Otherwise, acquiring separate recordings by different artists is the sensible way to go. But the choosing already has been done for listeners here, so one is either obligated to go with EMI's picks or find some other option. The significance of these recordings, the mix of ADD and DDD recordings, and the performance dates, ranging from 1952 to 2010, make this item well-suited for a music library or a specialist's collection, so it is recommended for any who are fully acquainted with Mahler's work. Newcomers, however, may want to explore contemporary, all-digital recordings before committing to such a hefty compendium.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2010
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0825646383634
catalogNumber:
08985
Rank:
16638

Tracks

  1. Untitled CD-ROM Track  -  Unspecified
  2. Urlicht, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D flat major (Des Knaben Wunderhorn No. 12)  - Gustav Mahler  - Julius Drake  - Alice Coote
  3. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Katarina Karnéus  - Roger Vignoles
  4. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Brigitte Fassbaender  - Irwin Gage
  5. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Jeffrey Tate  -  Thomas Allen
  6. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Daniel Barenboim  - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  7. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Otto Klemperer  - Christa Ludwig  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  8. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Christa Ludwig  - Gerald Moore
  9. Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Rückert Lieder No. 3)  - Gustav Mahler  - Janet Baker  - John Barbirolli  -  Hallé
  10. Rückert Lieder, song collection for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Gustav Mahler  - Thomas Hampson  - Friedrich Rückert  - Wolfram Rieger
  11. Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major (realization by Deryck Cooke)  - Gustav Mahler  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Simon Rattle
  12. Symphony No. 9 in D major  - Gustav Mahler  - John Barbirolli  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra  - Gustav Mahler  - Otto Klemperer  - Christa Ludwig  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Fritz Wunderlich
  14. Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")  - Gustav Mahler  - Elizabeth Connell  - Neville Creed  - Nadine Denize  - David Hill  - Jorma Hynninen  -  London Philharmonic Chorus  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Felicity Lott  - Trudeliese Schmidt  - Hans Sotin  -  Klaus Tennstedt  -  Tiffin School Boys Choir  - Richard Versalle  - Edith Wiens
  15. Des Knaben Wunderhorn, song cycle (12) for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Gustav Mahler  - George Szell  - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  16. Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night")  - Gustav Mahler  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Simon Rattle
  17. Symphony No. 6 in A minor ("Tragic")  - Gustav Mahler  - John Barbirolli  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  18. Rückert Lieder, song collection for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Gustav Mahler  - Janet Baker  - John Barbirolli  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Friedrich Rückert  - Max Puttmann
  19. Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Gustav Mahler  - Kathleen Ferrier  - Bruno Walter  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Friedrich Rückert
  20. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor  - Gustav Mahler  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Klaus Tennstedt
  21. Symphony No. 4 in G major  - Gustav Mahler  - Jascha Horenstein  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Margaret Price
  22. Blumine ("Flora"), for orchestra (discarded movement from Symphony No. 1)  - Gustav Mahler  -  hr_Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)  - Paavo Järvi
  23. Symphony No. 3 in D minor  - Gustav Mahler  - Friedrich Nietzsche  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Philip Harrison  - Jonathan Quirk  - Simon Rattle  - Birgit Remmert  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus
  24. Aus der Jugendzeit (Lieder und Gesänge), songs (14) for voice & piano (or orchestra) in 3 volumes  - Gustav Mahler  - Gustav Mahler  - Daniel Barenboim  - Julius Drake  - Brigitte Fassbaender  - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  - Irwin Gage  - Richard Leander  - Christa Ludwig  -  Tirso de Molina  - Gerald Moore  - Ludwig Braunfels  - Alice Coote  - Katarina Karnéus  - Roger Vignoles
  25. Songs (3) for tenor & piano  - Gustav Mahler  - Gustav Mahler  - Ian Bostridge  - Antonio Pappano
  26. Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")  - Gustav Mahler  - Otto Klemperer  - Gustav Mahler  - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock  -  Philharmonia Chorus  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Hilde Rossel-Majdan  - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  27. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")  - Gustav Mahler  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  28. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Gustav Mahler  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  - Gustav Mahler  - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  29. Piano Quartet in A minor (incomplete)  - Gustav Mahler  -  Domus Ensemble
  30. Das klagende Lied, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra  - Gustav Mahler  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Alfreda Hodgson  - Simon Rattle  - Sean Rea  - Robert Tear  - Helena Döse

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