Mahler: Symphony No.9 Bernstein

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2012)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra & Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 399 Mb | Scans - 79 Mb | 01:28:32
Classical | Label: Helicon Records

This rare gem from the archives of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra features a live recording with the great conductor Leonard Bernstein. Mahler was one of the composers that Bernstein focused on with great intensity in the last years of his life. This performance of Mahler's deeply emotional ninth symphony adds a new facet to our understanding of the special relationship between these two greats of musical history. The performance was recorded live at the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv in August, 1985.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 90:07 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Mahler’s final completed symphony provides both a fitting conclusion to Chailly’s highly acclaimed cycle and a valediction after his decade and a half at the helm of the magnificent Concertgebouw Orchestra. It was the last work Chailly conducted as the orchestra’s music director, and he made this disc directly after that final concert. The work’s four movements are an epic 90 minutes of tumultuous emotions dominated by the motif of Death (by the time Mahler began composing the work in 1909 he knew that he had only a short time to live). The two outer movements, each lasting roughly half an hour, are concerned with calm resignation and the agony of farewell; the two central movements, a gruesome Scherzo and a dissonant ‘Rondo-Burleske’, are ruled by the demonic element of Death.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:07 minutes | 3.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Reissued for the Mahler Year 2010, this legendary recording - of the single occasion when Leonard Bernstein conducted (or was permitted to conduct) Herbert von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 01:22:35 | 368 Mb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

As the last completed symphony that Mahler wrote, the Ninth has often been heard by audiences as the composer’s swan song: a nostalgic, moving farewell from a composer conscious of his own mortality. This interpretation is of course easily justifiable, as etched into the musical fabric of the symphony are references to the tragedies that befell the composer in the years before his death.
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 79:53 minutes | 734 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

For the past 70 years, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (‘The SPO’) has played a leading role in enriching the cultural lives of Korea’s citizens. In 2005, under the inspirational leadership of Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, the orchestra was reborn and this set a new standard for orchestral music in Korea. The SPO performs a wide range of repertoire from Mozart to Messiaen and continues to shatter box office records. Indeed, in 2011 the SPO became Asia’s first orchestra to sign an exclusive worldwide ten-CD contract with the Deutsche Grammophon record label. Impressively, the first two albums that were released instantly went platinum.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 04 | Time: 82:34 min

As the last completed symphony that Mahler wrote, the Ninth has often been heard by audiences as the composer’s swan song: a nostalgic, moving farewell from a composer conscious of his own mortality. This interpretation is of course easily justifiable, as etched into the musical fabric of the symphony are references to the tragedies that befell the composer in the years before his death. Furthermore, it is wholly plausible that for a man as melodramatic as Mahler, the idea of a symphony that centres around themes of loss and finality would surely have been an appealing prospect.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 82:34 minutes | 812 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

As the last completed symphony that Mahler wrote, the Ninth has often been heard by audiences as the composer’s swan song: a nostalgic, moving farewell from a composer conscious of his own mortality. This interpretation is of course easily justifiable, as etched into the musical fabric of the symphony are references to the tragedies that befell the composer in the years before his death. Furthermore, it is wholly plausible that for a man as melodramatic as Mahler, the idea of a symphony that centres around themes of loss and finality would surely have been an appealing prospect.
Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 80:41 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony is primarily regarded as the composer’s reaction in the summer of 1908 to the diagnosis of a heart ailment, which he received just before writing the first sketches for the work. Mahler was deeply distraught and cannot have known how few years he still had left to live. His processing and exploration of his life experiences, and of valedictions, the meaning of life, death, salvation, life after death and love, always took place in and through his music.
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 92 min | 21,5 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6104 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 92 min | 4,96 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 1509 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | RCO Live

A host of accomplished conductors including Daniel Harding, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink and Eliahu Inbal lead the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in these performances of Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1-10. Recorded in Amsterdam over two seasons in 2010/11, the collection also includes 'Das Lied von der Erde'.
Wiener Symphoniker, Jascha Horenstein - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2014)

Wiener Symphoniker, Jascha Horenstein - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 79:11 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pristine

Conductor Jascha Horenstein has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of the music of Gustav Mahler. His 1952 studio recording of the Ninth Symphony was the first such recording to be commercially released (the 1938 Walter was partly or entirely live; a 1950 studio effort by Scherchen only appeared long after it was recorded). A small handful of other recordings, made between the mid-1950s and the late sixties and generally live, have appeared over the years, but never this particular rendition from the Vienna Festival of 1960 which, over three weeks, celebrated Mahler's centenary.