Leonard Bernstein Conducts Mahler 12-cd Set

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Leonard Bernstein; New York Philharmonic; London Symphony Orchestra; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Sony Classical announces another ten releases in its popular series of Classical Masters. This new batch of budget-priced sets contains major recording projects by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians. Once again, the series offers cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire, including four complete symphony cycles. The young Leonard Bernstein was already at the height of his conducting powers during his 1958–69 reign at the New York Philharmonic, and none of his achievements from that period had greater impact than the complete cycle of Mahler symphonies. Indeed, the 1962 release of the Third, a galvanizing recording that arguably has still not been surpassed, can be said to have launched the “Mahler Renaissance”. Other incomparable performances from this landmark set are the Seventh and Eighth. The latest remastered 12-album reissue also includes Bernstein’s 1972 live Israel Philharmonic recording of Das Lied von der Erde – “a fine, committed performance … highly enjoyable” (Gramophone) – with soloists Christa Ludwig and René Kollo.CD 1 Symphony No. 1 in D major “Titan”Symphony No. 10: AdagioCD 2Gustav Mahler RememberedWilliam Malloch speakerSymphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”: Mvt. ICD 3Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”: Mvts. II–VLee Venora soprano · Jennie Tourel mezzo-soprano · The Collegiate ChoraleCD 4Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Mvt. ICD 5Symphony No. 3 in D minor: Mvts. II–VIMartha Lipton mezzo-soprano · Women’s Chorus of The Schola Cantorum · Boys’ Choir of The Church of the TransfigurationCD 6Symphony No. 4Reri Grist sopranoCD 7Symphony No. 5CD 8Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”CD 9Symphony No. 7CD 10Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand”Erna Spoorenberg · Gwyneth Jones · Gwenyth Annear sopranosAnna Reynolds mezzo-soprano · Norma Procter contralto John Mitchinson tenor · Vladimir Ruždjak baritone · Donald McIntyre bassLeeds Festival Chorus · Finchley Children’s Music Group · Highgate School Boys’ Choir · Orpington Junior SingersLondon Symphony Orchestra & ChorusCD 11Symphony No. 9CD 12Das Lied von der ErdeChrista Ludwig mezzo-soprano · René Kollo tenor · Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

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