Mahler Symphony

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 366 MB
Label: BIS – BIS-2266 | Tracks: 04 | Time: 86:46 min
Classical, Orchestral

Albert Camus once wrote 'when I describe what the catastrophe of modern man looks like, music comes into my mind the music of Gustav Mahler'. If asked to specify a particular work, it is quite possible that Camus would have proposed Symphony No. 6 in A minor the symphony that Bruno Walter claimed portrayed 'a terrifying, hopeless darkness, without a human sound'. Nevertheless, the period during which Mahler wrote his Sixth was one of the most successful and happiest of his life prior to any marital difficulties, at the time of the birth of his second daughter Anna, his professional reputation growing.
Elizabeth Watts, NedPhO, Marc Albrecht - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Elizabeth Watts, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Albrecht - Mahler: Symphony No.4 (2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 57:53 minutes | 1,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 57:53 minutes | 998 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Gustav Mahlers Symphony No.4 portrays another side of the composer, one hitherto unseen by the general public. No major battles are fought in this symphony; rather it is a childlike vision of life and a better world in the Hereafter. On this new Pentatone release, Marc Albrecht, its chief conductor, leads the Netherlands Philharmonic in performance of this work. The soprano Elizabeth Watts, whose voice was described by Intl Record Review as one of the most beautiful Britain has produced in a generation, is the touching last movements featured soloist.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivàn Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.1 'Titan' (2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1,29 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Written when the composer was only in his late twenties, Mahler's first symphony is a study in optimism. 'In full sail' (his original title for the second movement) could be a motto for the whole work. In this vast symphony, we hear his love of nature and beauty, Mahler's childhood memories, fragments of distant military music, birdsong and even Yiddish folk tunes as they blend together into a paean to life and hope. The work's tribute to Beethoven is seen in its architecture, as it takes cues from his idol's famous ninth symphony. The fact that Mahler's first was debuted in the Hungarian capital Budapest gives Ivan Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra a unique connection to its history.
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä - Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor "Tragic" (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 361 MB
Label: BIS | Tracks: 04 | Time: 86:46 min

Albert Camus once wrote 'when I describe what the catastrophe of modern man looks like, music comes into my mind the music of Gustav Mahler'. If asked to specify a particular work, it is quite possible that Camus would have proposed Symphony No. 6 in A minor the symphony that Bruno Walter claimed portrayed 'a terrifying, hopeless darkness, without a human sound'.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (1981/2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1981/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:27 minutes | 2,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As with just about all the Mahler symphonies, Abbado has made multiple recordings of the Fifth, but this, his first, remains his finest, and an exceptional performance by any standard. It has all of the famed Chicago virtuosity but also a welcome attention to detail and willingness to savor a phrase that you almost never find with Solti’s Chicago Mahler. It’s great to hear a coda to the second movement that for once does not sound anti-climactic. We expect the horn playing in the scherzo to be stunning, and so it is, but the music also has grace, charm, and plenty of atmosphere at an appropriately relaxed basic tempo that, as you can hear, leaves plenty of space for the big moments to expand.
Mahler: Symphony No.4 / Ruckert Lieder - Lucerne Festival (2009) [BDrip 720p]

Mahler: Symphony No.4 / Ruckert Lieder - Lucerne Festival (2009) [BDrip 720p]
BDRip 720p | MKV | MPEG-4 AVC, 1280x720, 7000 Kbps, 29,970 fps
Audio: PCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps, 48 Khz, 2 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 01:26:34 min / 5,16 Gb

The charismatic and inspiring Claudio Abbado and the magnificent mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, hold the audience spellbound in this live recording from Lucerne Festival in Summer.
Adam Fischer & Düsseldorfer Symphonike - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2018)

Adam Fischer & Düsseldorfer Symphonike - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 296 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Tracks: 05 | Time: 69:50 min

What does Mahler’s Fifth mean personally to you? Unlike certain other Mahler symphonies, I have no personal story I associate with the Fifth. This doesn’t imply that it is not just as close to me as the other ones; it is just more difficult to express the connection in words.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly - Mahler: Symphony No.9 (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 90:07 minutes | 1.72 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Mahler’s final completed symphony provides both a fitting conclusion to Chailly’s highly acclaimed cycle and a valediction after his decade and a half at the helm of the magnificent Concertgebouw Orchestra. It was the last work Chailly conducted as the orchestra’s music director, and he made this disc directly after that final concert. The work’s four movements are an epic 90 minutes of tumultuous emotions dominated by the motif of Death (by the time Mahler began composing the work in 1909 he knew that he had only a short time to live). The two outer movements, each lasting roughly half an hour, are concerned with calm resignation and the agony of farewell; the two central movements, a gruesome Scherzo and a dissonant ‘Rondo-Burleske’, are ruled by the demonic element of Death.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (1980/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 82:07 minutes | 3.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Reissued for the Mahler Year 2010, this legendary recording - of the single occasion when Leonard Bernstein conducted (or was permitted to conduct) Herbert von Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 01:22:35 | 368 Mb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

As the last completed symphony that Mahler wrote, the Ninth has often been heard by audiences as the composer’s swan song: a nostalgic, moving farewell from a composer conscious of his own mortality. This interpretation is of course easily justifiable, as etched into the musical fabric of the symphony are references to the tragedies that befell the composer in the years before his death.