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Riccardo Chailly,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.8 (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-2 Video / 22939 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 93 min | 23,1 Gb
Audio1: Latin, German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3979 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 93 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: Latin, German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Accentus Music | Sub.: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

Gustav Mahlers 8th Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbados successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a 'tribute to Claudio', the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbados unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance of the Mahler 8th, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra) (2017)

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Osmo Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 294 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Classical | Label: BIS - 2226

First Beethoven, then Sibelius and now Mahler: Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra launch their newest major recording project with an album of Gustav Mahler’s three-part, five-movement Fifth Symphony.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Live) (2017)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Live) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:29 | 169 MB
Label: BR-Klassik

Mariss Jansons, like his mentor Herbert von Karajan, came quite late to Mahler’s music, but he’s making up for lost time - this is already his second recording of the Fifth Symphony in 10 years. A live performance from 2016, it features his magnificent Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, an ensemble with a long Mahler tradition of its own. Jansons lavishes attention on every bar of this great score and keeps the intensity high, bringing out the work’s numerous shifts of mood, embracing sarcasm, wit, anger, and, in the glorious adagietto, radiant love.
Mahler - Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major (Simon Rattle, CBSO) (2005)

Mahler - Symphony no. 8 in E-flat major (Simon Rattle, CBSO) (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 337 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 184 mb
Classical, Symphony | Label: EMI Classics / 557 9452

Even if one always has doubts about Simon Rattle conducting Mahler - doubts about his sincerity and his seriousness - even if one has always questioned his radically wrong tempos in the Second and Fourth and his amazingly uncomprehending interpretations of the Sixth and Seventh - one has to admit that Rattle has over time gradually been getting better at recording Mahler.
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.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Jascha Horenstein - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (2014)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Jascha Horenstein - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:53 | 185 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Pristine

At last, a remastered release of the legendary Jascha Horenstein Mahler Symphony no 5, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1961. It's available for digital download from Pristine Classical, the specialist supplier.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:45 minutes | 4.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul. From the vast first movement I would choose the huge, yawning creature’s (Pan’s?) first appearance.
Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:01 minutes | 2.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

After hearing most of Abbado's Mahler, early and late, I had formed the opinion that he steadily improved, moving from caution to a real and deep understanding of Mahler's world. But just in case there were some early gems, I went back to this Fourth Syms. recorded in Vienna in 1978 (it can also be had in a bargain twofer with an almost equally impressive Sym. #2 from Chicago).
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:45 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul. From the vast first movement I would choose the huge, yawning creature’s (Pan’s?) first appearance. Conducting the Scherzo I am always carried away by the inserted episodes which interrupt the post horn – first by a group of baroque birds, then rococo ones flying up from the pages of a Mozart piano concerto. What an ingenious and unpredictable use of different styles! Finally, the endless melody of the last movement moves me every time with its intimate beauty and honesty. There is something divine in the wealth of this great masterpiece. Iván Fischer
New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

New York Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 91:36 minutes | 1.63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Today Gustav Mahler is universally recognized as one of the supreme masters of the symphony, but this status was hard-won, and, for the most part, posthumous. His First Symphony was such a disastrous failure at its premiere in 1889 that afterward, by the composer’s own account, he “went around like a sick person or an outcast.”