Mahler: The People's Edition

Mahler: The People's Edition

     
 

Mahler: The People's Edition is a 13-CD set of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon recordings of the 10 symphonies, chosen in an Internet poll and promoted to be the best performances available. Usually, the problem many listeners encounter when choosing Mahler box sets is the limitation of having only one conductor's cycle, for better orSee more details below

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Mahler: The People's Edition is a 13-CD set of Decca and Deutsche Grammophon recordings of the 10 symphonies, chosen in an Internet poll and promoted to be the best performances available. Usually, the problem many listeners encounter when choosing Mahler box sets is the limitation of having only one conductor's cycle, for better or worse: some of the sets on the market are uneven in their interpretations, inconsistent in the playing, or variable in the reproduction, and even the best ones are not uniformly satisfying. The alternative of picking individual symphonies with different conductors is appealing, for getting to the heart of Mahler's music requires hearing multiple readings and appreciating various perspectives. But trying out a lot of recordings can be time-consuming and expensive. This set offers exceptional recordings by some of the 20th century's greatest Mahler conductors, and gives newcomers the chance to explore first-rate performances while sparing them the trouble of digging through numerous recordings of inferior quality. While these may not be everyone's ultimate versions, nor should they be the only ones they ever hear, Mahler: The People's Edition is a superb survey that aficionados and beginners should know. The 2010-2011 release of this set marks the sesquicentennial of Mahler's birth as well as the centennial of his death, though the dates of the recordings range from 1967 to 2002.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/14/2010
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947792604
catalogNumber:
001501802
Rank:
63946

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Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 3 in D minor  - Gustav Mahler  - Friedrich Nietzsche  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs  - Hans Gansch  - Simon Halsey  -  London Symphony Chorus  - Toru Yasunaga  - Anna Larsson  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus
  2. Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")  - Gustav Mahler  - Gustav Mahler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  -  Vienna State Opera Chorus  - Ileana Cotrubas  - Karen Friedrichs  - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock  - Christa Ludwig  - Zubin Mehta
  3. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")  - Gustav Mahler  - Rafael Kubelik  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs  - Otto Gerdes
  4. Symphony No. 6 in A minor ("Tragic")  - Gustav Mahler  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs  - Hans Weber
  5. Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor  - Gustav Mahler  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs  - Hanno Rinke  - Friedrich Pfeiffer
  6. Symphony No. 4 in G major  - Gustav Mahler  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs  - Herbert von Karajan  - Edith Mathis  - Michel Schwalbé  - Hans Hirsch
  7. Symphony No. 9 in D major  - Gustav Mahler  - Carlo Maria Giulini  - Gunther Breest  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs
  8. Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")  - Gustav Mahler  - René Kollo  - Arleen Augér  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Vienna State Opera Chorus  -  Wiener Singverein  - Karen Friedrichs  - Heather Harper  - Yvonne Minton  - Lucia Popp  - John Shirley-Quirk  -  Vienna Boys' Choir  - Georg Solti  - Martti Talvela  - Helen Watts
  9. Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night")  - Gustav Mahler  - Claudio Abbado  - Christopher Alder  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Karen Friedrichs
  10. Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major (realization by Deryck Cooke)  - Gustav Mahler  -  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Riccardo Chailly  - Deryck Cooke  - Karen Friedrichs

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