Mahler Ensemble

Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg) (2016)

Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:57 min | 323 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances in 1918 to perform contemporary music from ‘Mahler to the present’. Mahler had been an early supporter of Schoenberg’s music, and Schoenberg repaid the favour by arranging Mahler’s orchestral works for chamber ensemble and including them at the society’s concerts. The colourful Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen are given a feel of great intimacy in this form, while the lighter scoring of Das Lied von der Erde has the advantage of clarifying instrumental textures, its magical effects capturing ‘the finite nature of earthly things’.

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
Dvorak: Cello Concertos, Lasst Mich Allein - Isserlis, Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra (2013)

Dvorak: Cello Concertos, Lasst Mich Allein - Isserlis, Harding, Mahler Chamber Orchestra (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67917

Hyperion is delighted to present the world’s best-loved cello concerto performed by one of the world’s best-loved cellists: national treasure Steven Isserlis. Isserlis has waited 40 years to record this pinnacle of the repertoire, and here with his regular collaborators, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Harding, this long gestation has proved to be overwhelmingly fruitful. Isserlis writes of the concerto that ‘the power of its emotional journey, expressed with Dvorák’s characteristically folk-like simplicity and directness, offers an irresistible mix of the epic and the touchingly confessional’. The combination of emotional power and simplicity is also a feature of Isserlis’s playing, and part of what makes him such a consummate performer of this work.
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Ruckert-lieder / Karneus (2011)

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen, Ruckert-lieder / Karneus (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1600

Swedish Mezzo-soprano and former winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Katarina Karnéus is joined on this disc by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki to perform three of Gustav Mahler’s orchestral songs. As a composer, Gustav Mahler was absorbed by song and symphony as complementary genres deeply involved with each other. In his first symphony, Mahler included two themes from the song cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, originally scored for voice and piano, which he had recently composed to his own poems. It was perhaps the experience of orchestrating these themes in his symphony that a few years later inspired Mahler to create the version for voice and orchestra.

Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 4, 2013
Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)

Barenboim Conducts Richard Strauss, Mahler & Schoenberg (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 6 CDs | Full Covers | 1.52 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog Number: 2564663163

These recordings were made by Erato shortly before Barenboim took over as musical director at Chicago and were hailed at the time as the best possible foretaste of the partnership. Until recently they were available on Warner’s mid-price Elatus label but, despite the strong recommendations which they received in that form, such is the economic pressure of the times that they have now been further reduced to the budget-price Apex label.
Berio: Orchestral Realisations - Schubert, Mahler, Brahms - Gardner, Bergen Philharmonic (2012)

Berio: Orchestral Realisations - Schubert, Mahler, Brahms - Gardner, Bergen Philharmonic (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 5101

Berio had an abiding fascination with reconciling the past and the present, which can be seen in his orchestral realisations of works by Mahler and Brahms, and most notably, in Rendering (1990), his typically creative completion of unfinished symphonic sketches by Schubert.
Prégardien - Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Christoph Prégardien / Ensemble Kontraste - Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 262 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery 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.
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.

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 17, 2012
Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)

Mahler: Symphony No 2 - Simone Young, Hamburg Philharmonic (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 283 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Oehms | Catalog Number: 412

Mahler’s Resurrection has been much recorded in recent years, so much so that new versions prompt one to groan inwardly and mutter: ‘Not another one’. Such ubiquity has its price, for any newcomer has to be something out of the ordinary if it’s to have any impact. Of recent releases David Zinman (Sony-BMG), Jonathan Nott (Tudor) and James Levine (Orfeo) definitely belong in this category; Vladimir Jurowski (LPO) and Markus Stenz (Oehms) manifestly don’t. And now Oehms are taking another bite out of the cherry, with the Hamburg orchestra led by their chief conductor Simone Young. Curiously, this was recorded at around the same time as the Stenz Mahler 2, which seems extravagant in this already overstocked field.