Gustav Mahler's Symphonies: Critical Commentary on Recordings Since 1986

Gustav Mahler's Symphonies: Critical Commentary on Recordings Since 1986

by Lewis M. Smoley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313297711

ISBN-13: 9780313297717

Pub. Date: 10/01/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The popularity of Mahler's symphonic works is unremitting. More recordings have been made during the past ten years than in the previous six decades. This work is a companion to the first volume, published in 1986; together, the two review virtually every recording commercially released (as well as some private issues). The intention of both works is to provide a

Overview

The popularity of Mahler's symphonic works is unremitting. More recordings have been made during the past ten years than in the previous six decades. This work is a companion to the first volume, published in 1986; together, the two review virtually every recording commercially released (as well as some private issues). The intention of both works is to provide a comprehensive analysis of all recordings. A general overview is combined with details of particular importance. Recordings of special merit are noted. The objective critical discussions will appeal to the newcomer as well as the knowledgeable devotee and the work will serve as a valuable addition to university, music school, and public libraries, as well as any music lover's library.

This guide provides a symphony-by-symphony commentary, including the unfinished Tenth Symphony, Das Lied von der Erde, and piano and chamber music reductions of the works. It includes all new recordings issued worldwide as well as compact disc reissues of previously released recordings and all performances on videocassette. Listings are arranged alphabetically by conductor, and headings for each recording contain specific information about the performers, record label, catalog number, and timing. Helpful indexes by conductor, orchestra, vocal and instrumental soloists, chorus, and record label are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313297717
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Series:
Discographies: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Discographic Reference Series
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4

Symphony No. 5

Symphony No. 6

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 8

Das Lied von der Erde

Symphony No. 9

Symphony No. 10

Bibliography

Index to Conductors

Index to Orchestras

Index to Soloists

Index to Choruses

Index to Record Labels

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