Mahler Ensemble

Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Dec. 7, 2016
Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)

Natalia Ensemble and Gustav Mahler - Mahler V (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:07:12 | 154 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: COBRA RECORDS

The history of chamber arrangements of Mahler’s symphonies goes back to the aftermath of the First World War. At that time Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances (Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen), devoted to the performance of contemporary scores at the highest standards. The limited means of the society prevented the performance of the orchestral works in its original form, so they were done in specially adapted chamber arrangements. The performances were guided by a lack of concession to both the audience and critics alike, repeated hearing of the same works and a profuse number of rehearsals from the musicians. Allegedly, the indifference towards any form of failure or success was absolute.
Otto Klemperer: Mahler Symphonies 2, 4, 7 & 9 / Das Lied von der Erde (2013 6-CD EMI Remaster)

Otto Klemperer - Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 2, 4, 7 & 9 / Das Lied von der Erde -
Philmarmonia Orchestra, New Philhamonic Orchestra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rössl-Majden, Christa Ludwig

EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC | Full High Quality Artwork: | 5% Recovery Info
Label Emi Classics Catalog #: 483982 | Country/Year: Germany 2013
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic | 1.7 GB
Prégardien - Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Christoph Prégardien / Ensemble Kontraste - Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler
SACD ISO: 3,39 GB (Stereo + MCH DSD) | FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 1,05 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72518 | Country/Year: Europe 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Vocal, Songs

All those concerned with this Wanderer project are to be heartily congratulated. I will listen to this splendidly performed release again and again. (…) There are twenty four works on this disc. The vast majority of these are established in the standard repertoire but are presented here in a different guise by tenor Christoph Prégardien and the Ensemble Kontraste. The impressive Prégardien has a distinct baritonal quality to his lower register. Across the scores the concept of the Wanderer from German Romantic literature is a constant theme that works superbly well.
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.
Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Schubert Ensemble - Enescu: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:54 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Enescu was an extraordinarily gifted and well-rounded musician: a virtuoso violinist, a world-class conductor, an outstanding pianist, cellist, and organist – even a fine baritone. He was hugely admired by many great musicians of his time, including the cellist and conductor Pablo Casals who described him as ‘the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart’.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRez FLAC]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.1 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 5.11GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 1.29MB + 5% Recovery

When at last it was revealed what Mahler’s final intentions were regarding the ordering of the inner movements of his 6th Symphony, 90 years of theory, history, & performance practice went right out the window. For theorists, it altered the harmonic structure of Mahler’s A minor Symphony. For historians, it modified the meaning of Mahler’s “Tragic” Symphony. For players & conductors, it changed the musical progress of Mahler’s 6th Symphony. For listeners, it made Mahler’s deepest & darkest symphony even deeper & darker. With the achingly nostalgic Andante moderato now coming before the bitingly bitter Scherzo, the triumph of the opening Allegro energico sounds even more hollow & empty & the collapse of the closing Allegro moderato sounds even more final & total.

Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Feb. 8, 2017
Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas (repost)

Seth Monahan, "Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas"
English | ISBN: 0199303460 | 2015 | 296 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009) {Channel Classics}

Mahler - Symphony no.4 (Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra) (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 190 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 140 mb
Classical, Symphony, Romantic | Label: Channel Classics ‎- CCS SA 26109

Fans of Gustav Mahler's joyous Symphony No. 4 in G major will relish this buoyant performance by Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, featuring soprano Miah Persson, for it is wholly in keeping with the light tone and merry spirit of the score and is as delightful as any other recording on the market.
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 - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box-set) (Gary Bertini) (2005) {EMI}

Gustav Mahler - Symphonies 1-10, Das Lied von der Erde (Box set) (Gary Bertini) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | covers+booklet | 3623 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1876 mb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics (0946 340238 2 5)

You will probably be as incredulous as I was to learn that the greatest cycle of Mahler symphonies comes not from any of the usual suspects - Abbado, Bernstein, Chially, Haitink, Kubelik, Rattle, Sinopoli, Solti, Tennstedt - but from the unsung Gary Bertini, who spent the better part of his career as music director of the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. Unlike any of those more publicized sets, each of which includes a misfire or two, Bertini is consistently successful from first to last; his performance of each of these works can stand comparison with the very best available.