Dec
15
2010
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Gustav Mahler ”“ The People’s Edition

Mahler - The People's EditionDeutsche Grammophon have just released Mahler ”“ The People’s Edition, a 13 CD release of the symphonies chosen by their listeners from the rich DG  and Decca catalogue.

The line-up of conductors includes Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Riccardo Chailly, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik, Zubin Mehta and Georg Solti.

Listen to samples, purchase and download on the Deutsche Grammophon website.

Aug
04
2010
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Create your own Mahler Symphony Cycle

Deutsche Grammophon and Decca have launched a new website celebrating Mahler’s 150th birthday and giving customers the opportunity of voting for their favourite Mahler recordings. These will be released this autumn in a new box set.

Mahler-150-site

They have also made out-of-print recordings available, which you can now listen to online.

Jul
05
2010
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New Recordings

Angelika Kirchschlager has released a new CD of Mahler songs on Quinton Records, accompanied by Helmut Deutsch. The CD is available at Amazon and JPC, also as a download.

Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra have just released their new recording of the 2nd Symphony on Virgin Classics. Available at Amazon and JPC.

Dec
14
2009
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New release ”“ CSO/Haitink/Mahler 2

Naxos USA have informed us of the release of the new recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink.

For more information, see the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Website.

Sep
28
2009
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BBC Building a Library: Das Lied von der Erde

This week’s Building a Library programme from BBC Radio 3 concerns itself with Mahler’s Lied von der Erde.

Stephen Johnson examins the available recordings of Das Lied von der Erde and makes his own personal recommendation.

The programme can be heard online until this Saturday, 3rd Oct. Skip forward 26 minutes to hear the section.

Jul
07
2009
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Oskar Fried conducting Mahler in 1936

Arbiter Records have released a CD of a live recording of Oskar Fried conducting Von der Schönheit from Das Lied von der Erde in 1936 (with Astra Desmond, alto, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra).

Fried’s relationship with Mahler is outlined in the comprehensive liner notes.

“And I confess I liked him immediately.” (Oskar Fried on Gustav Mahler)

May
20
2009
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Rattle Mahler 9

EMI recently released their new edition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, with Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. See a video of Simon Rattle at EMI’s minisite.

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