Kirill Kondrashin & Orchestre Du Concertgebouw D'Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphonie N°7, "Lied Der Nacht" (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 339.68 Mb | 72:22 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: Tahra (TAH 451)
Kondrashin was born in Moscow on March 6 1914. His mother was a violinist and his father a viola player. Although he started learning the piano at the age of six, music didn’t interest him a lot at ﬁrst. At the age of fourteen, however, everything changed: he developed a deep interest in the orchestra and started taking private lessons with Nieolai Ziliaiev. In 1931, he joined the Moscow Academy of Music and began working with the great pedagogue Boris Khaikin. Between 1936 and 1943, he was director of the Maly theatre in Leningrad where he conducted a great number of operas. As a result, he received many invitations to guest-conduct, especially orchestras in Leningrad and Moscow.