Bernstein Knaben Wunderhorn

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Christa Ludwig; Walter Berry; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein

Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Walter Berry (bar); New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 315 MB, 3% recovery | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1969 | Published: 1993

There may be more famous recordings of this work - the George Szell recording comes to mind - but none have the emotional heft and power of this essential Bernstein performance. To hear Ludwig sing “Wo Die Schonen Trompeten Blasen” is nothing less than a shattering experience. Almost uniquely among available versions on CD, when there are contrasting characters, Bernstein treats the songs as dialogues, with both Berry and Ludwig - husband and wife at the time of the recording - taking part, further adding to the richness of this performance. (from Amazon.com)
Gustav Mahler - von Otter / Quasthoff - Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1999, Deutsche Grammophon # 459 646-2 GH)

Gustav Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Anne Sofie von Otter / Thomas Quasthoff / Berliner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 213 MB | Full Artwork: 160 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 459 646-2 GH | Country/Year: Germany 1999
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Vocal

"This is Anne Sofie von Otter at her most hallowed, and Quasthoff is as quietly witty in the fables as he is harrowing in the military doom-songs. Unsurpassable…" ~BBC Music Mag
Gustav Mahler - Thomas Hampson / Wiener Virtuosen - Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2011, DG # 477 9289 GH)

Gustav Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Thomas Hampson / Wiener Virtuosen
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 268 MB | Full Artwork: 144 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 477 9289 GH | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Vocal, Songs

"…unquestionably, no performer has ever had a more comprehensive knowledge of the manuscript sources (…) Instrumentally speaking, the results are fabulous (…) a deeply considered issue." ~Grammophone

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Genz, Vignoles (2008)  

Posted by peotuvave at June 2, 2014
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Genz, Vignoles (2008)

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Genz, Vignoles (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 174 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67645

Stephan Genz's light, warm and cultured baritone is especially fine in reflecting the ghost voices and moonlight serenades of Mahler's folk-inspired anthology. Yet more attack is surely needed for the prisoner in the tower and the what should be the increasingly desperate pleas of the starving child is 'Das irdische Leben'.
Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Boulez, Kozena, Gerhaher, Cleveland Orchestra (2010)

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Boulez, Kozena, Gerhaher, Cleveland Orchestra (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 318 MB | Complete Scans (19 MB - Booklet pdf)
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001469902 | RAR 3% Rec. | Filesonic/Fileserve

This is the best Boulez recording in quite a while. He offers the canonic 12 Wunderhorn songs, meaning no Urlicht and no Das himmlische Leben in the original orchestration before it became the finale of the Fourth Symphony. You won't miss them. None of the songs are done as duets, and you won't be bothered by that either. The singing is exceptional: Magdalena Kozená combines a sweet timbre with plenty of personality and attention to the words; Christian Gerhaher's light, somewhat grainy baritone may not be to all tastes, but his unfailing musicality and his gusto (singing but never shouting) in the big "military" songs carries the day.
G. Mahler: Lieder - C. Ludwig; W. Berry; D. Fischer-Dieskau; L. Bernstein (repost)

In memoriam Dieter Fischer Dieskau (1925 – 2012)
Mahler: Lieder Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder; Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen –
Christa Ludwig (mezzo); Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bars); Leonard Bernstein (piano)

(two discs, 126 minutes: ADD). Texts and translations included.
Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 476 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Full scans | FS & RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical | Recorded: 1968 | Published: 2004

There are compelling reasons for acquiring this collection of recordings made in Vienna and New York in 1968. First, there is the intensely characterful singing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and of Christa Ludwig, one of the great Mahler interpreters. Then there is the double fascination of hearing the songs with piano accompaniment played by Leonard Bernstein, who at that time was very much into enacting the role of Mahler's self-appointed representative on earth. Richard Osborne; Gramphone, March 1992.
The Little Drummer Boy - An Essay On Gustav Mahler by and with Leonard Bernstein

The Little Drummer Boy - An Essay on Gustav Mahler by and with Leonard Bernstein
Classical | 1xDVD 5 (NTSC; Colour; 4:3) | 3.54 GB | PCM Stereo | Total Time: 85 min | Full scans | RS links
With the participation of Janet Baker; Christa Ludwig; Edith Mathis; Lucia Popp; Walton Groenross;
Israel Philharmonic; London Philharmonic; Wiener Philharmoniker
Subtitles: English (Sung text only); German; French; Spanish; Chinese
Publisher: Deutsche Grammophon GmbH | Recorded: 1985 | Published: 2007

In his 1995 BBc television essay examining the roots of Mahler's inspiration Leonard Bernstein talks, plays, and conducts the London Symphony, Vienna, and Israel Philharmonic orchestras. "Mahler himself is the doomed little drummer boy from the Knaben Wunderhorn longing for redemption… An exciting voyage of discovery". (Süddeutsche Zeitung) .
"Fascinating… Bernstein manages to explain even the most complex musical concepts clearly and graphically". (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Mahler: Des Kaben Wunderhorn - Bonney, Goerne, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chailly

Gustav Mahler: Des Kaben Wunderhorn - Barbara Bonney, Sara Fulgoni, Gösta Winbergh, Matthias Goerne,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 281 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS & 4shared links
Publisher: Decca

Mahler: Des Kaben Wunderhorn - Bonney, Goerne, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chailly

If you have Bernstein/Ludwig/Berry performing this music and you buy this new version, you'll have all you need for Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Riccardo Chailly offers the most fabulous orchestral playing imaginable: those celebrated Concertgebouw winds have a field-day with Lob des hohen Verstands and St. Anthony of Padua's Fish Sermon. In Revelge the big martial buildup at the center of the song is positively terrifying in its violence. Equally terrifying in its quiet, oppressive dread is Der Tamboursg'sell. Enough of this: you won't hear these songs better played or conducted anywhere. David Hurwitz, classicstoday.com
G. Mahler: Lieder - C. Ludwig;  W. Berry; D. Fischer-Dieskau; L. Bernstein

Mahler: Lieder Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Rückert Lieder; Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen –
Christa Ludwig (mez); Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bars); Leonard Bernstein (piano)

(two discs, 126 minutes: ADD). Texts and translations included.
Classical | 2 CD | EAC Rip | 476 MB | FLAC+LOG+M3U | No Cue | Full scans | 3 RS links
Publisher: Sony Classical

There are compelling reasons for acquiring this collection of recordings made in Vienna and New York in 1968. First, there is the intensely characterful singing of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and of Christa Ludwig, one of the great Mahler interpreters. Then there is the double fascination of hearing the songs with piano accompaniment played by Leonard Bernstein, who at that time was very much into enacting the role of Mahler's self-appointed representative on earth.
Richard Osborne; Gramphone, March 1992.
Little Drummer Boy - Essay on Mahler by & with Leonard Bernstein

Little Drummer Boy - Essay on Mahler by & with Leonard Bernstein
DVD ISO | 3.74 GB | 1985 | Picture Format: NTSC 4:3 | Audio Format: PCM Stereo | Region Code: 0
Duration: 85 min | Cover + Booklet | Subtitles: Multi-Language

In his 1985 BBC
Television essay examining the roots of Mahler's inspiration, Leonard Bernstein talks,plays and conducts the London Symphony, Vienna
and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras.

"Mahler himself is the doomed little boy from the Knaben Wunderhorn longing for redemption…"