Bernstein Knaben Wunderhorn

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)  Music

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 - 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)
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.
Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)

Thomas Quasthoff, Håkan Hagegård, Gary Bertini - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:40 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Phoenix Edition | Catalog: 105PHOENIX

This is a reissue of Mahler performances delivered in Cologne in 1992 and 1993, and Thomas Quasthoff, just on the verge of international fame, was in phenomenal voice. The upper extension of his beautiful, expressive bass-baritone is thrilling, in perfect control. Artistically, he only grew stronger, as evidenced by his searing reading of 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen' under Boulez (DG), but this earlier interpretation comes close, and there's no comparison so far as vocalism is concerned. The WDR orchestra plays well under the rather prosaic leadership of the late Gary Bertini (a native Russian who emigrated to Palestine as a child in the 1930s)– both are good enough, and the recorded sound is excellent. In all, this is a shattering reading by Quasthoff that should be heard by every lover of Mahler.
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 - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (2005) (REPOST)

Gustav Mahler - Leonard Bernstein - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, Volume I: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1669 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 956 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 477 517

It is all too easy to take Gustav Mahler's symphonies and orchestral songs for granted in the 21st century's first decade. More than ever before, concert performances and recordings of these works abound, and at a level of proficiency that reveals the remarkable extent to which musicians worldwide have assimilated the composer's idiom. Given the music's primacy in today's central orchestral repertoire, we forget how the great Mahler advocates of the past had to champion his music in the face of adversity. "Who can bear those monstrous symphonies, those over-blown, out-of-date horrors," asked one leading music critic when the New York Philharmonic launched a Mahler Festival to celebrate the composer's 1960 centenary.
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.
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.
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 4 G-dur - Leonard Bernstein, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Helmut Wittek (boy-soprano)

Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 4 G-dur - Leonard Bernstein, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Helmut Wittek (boy-soprano)
XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Frontcover embedded, High-def JPEG | ~253 MB