8 Mahler

Angelika Kirschschlager - Gustav & Alma Mahler / Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Lieder (1996)

Gustav & Alma Mahler / Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Lieder
Angelika Kirschschlager / Helmut Deutsch, piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 257 MB | Full Artwork: 161 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SK 68344 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century, Vocal, Lied

"…[The Korngold] songs are quite wonderful, and we listeners should be grateful for Kirchschlager's persuasive advocacy….Pianist Helmut Deutsch is several notches above most accompanists, with his consideration of the soloist and his expressive nuances…" ~American Record Guide
Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)

Leonard Bernstein - Bernstein/Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Orchestral Songs (1998) (16 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | APE (Image+.cue, log) | 16 CDs, 15:49:48 min | Covers included | 3,8 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutsche Grammophon

This 16-disc set contains what is without a doubt the most distinguished collection of Mahler performances ever to have been assembled in one place. DG has sensibly collected all of Bernstein's Mahler for Polygram labels, including the London "Das Lied von der Erde," and all of the orchestral song cycles: "Song of a Wayfarer," "Kindertotenlieder," "Rückert-Lieder," and "Des Knaben Wunderhorn." All of these recordings have been issued separately to general critical acclaim, and despite a veritable warehouse of new Mahler discs in the '90s, Bernstein's versions by and large still reign supreme.
Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Lorin Maazel (2017) {15CD Box Set Signum Classics SIGCD363}

Gustav Mahler - Complete Symphonies Nos. 1-9 - Lorin Maazel (2017) {15CD Box Set Signum Classics SIGCD363}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.28 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.75 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2017 Signum Classics | SIGCD363
Classics / Romantic / Symphonies

Led by Lorin Maazel, the Philharmonia Orchestra are captured at their very best in these live performances of Mahler's Nine Symphonies. Recorded in concert at London's Royal Festival Hall, the symphonies include performances by soloists and ensembles including Sarah Connolly, Michelle Deyoung, Philharmonia Voices and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Praise for these performances has been near universal…'You get that audience perspective as if you were sitting in the hall, and its got all the energy and focus of a live or concert recording.' (BBC Radio 3) '…Maazel could sustain this score in a way that seemed to transcend reality…a tremendously moving experience.' (Classical Source) 'an extraordinary reading of the Ninth…a performance touched by greatness.' (Musicweb International).
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.
Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Virpi Räisänen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 2,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singing talents at the moment, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion, earning her singing diploma with the highest distinction. Her warm mezzo voice and her strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. "The Legacy of Mahler" is a collection of late Romanticism Lieder by Mahler as well as Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten, who were all strongly inspired by Mahler. Räisänen's duo partner at the piano is the highly-acclaimed Marita Viitasalo.
Virpi Räisänen, Marita Viitasalo - The Legacy of Mahler (2012/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Virpi Räisänen, Marita Viitasalo - The Legacy of Mahler (2012/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:16 minutes | 1.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Ondine is pleased to announce the debut release of charismatic mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen. Having already performed as a successful violinist, Virpi Räisänen has since appeared as a singer at the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Netherlands Opera and the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher in Nono’s opera Al gran sole carico d’amore in 2009 and in the premiere of Wolfgang Rihms’s Dionysos in 2010.
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'.
Anne Schwanewilms & Malcolm Martineau - Mahler: Kindertotenlieder & Rückert Lieder - Schoenberg: 4 Lieder, Op. 2 (2015) [24/44]

Anne Schwanewilms & Malcolm Martineau - Mahler: Kindertotenlieder & Rückert Lieder - Schoenberg: 4 Lieder, Op. 2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:27 minutes | 544 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Anne Schwanewilms is considered one the greatest dramatic sopranos of our time, and her performances in operas by Richard Strauss, Wagner and Mozart have earned her praise from critics and public alike around the world. She is also equally distinguished in the recital hall and her first CD for ONYX 'Das Himmlischer Leben' (Liszt & Mahler) was universally praised. For her second ONYX disc, Mahler again features - the searing and bleak emotions of 'Kindertotenlieder', the 'Rückert Lieder' cycle and three 'Wunderhorn' songs. These are prefaced by the sumptuously romantic early Op. 2 set of four songs by Schoenberg.