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
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).
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 79:53 minutes | 734 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

For the past 70 years, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (‘The SPO’) has played a leading role in enriching the cultural lives of Korea’s citizens. In 2005, under the inspirational leadership of Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, the orchestra was reborn and this set a new standard for orchestral music in Korea. The SPO performs a wide range of repertoire from Mozart to Messiaen and continues to shatter box office records. Indeed, in 2011 the SPO became Asia’s first orchestra to sign an exclusive worldwide ten-CD contract with the Deutsche Grammophon record label. Impressively, the first two albums that were released instantly went platinum.
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra & Myung Whun Chung - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 72:53 minutes | 683 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Recorded live in 2014, one review stated that (the) Seoul Philharmonics Mahler Symphony No.5 fulfilled the high demands of audiences (for Mahler repertoires). Constant efforts of the Orchestra members and Myung-Whun Chungs persuasive interpretation were present. - (Yonhap News).
Simone Kermes - Strauss & Mahler: Piano Quartets & Lieder (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Simone Kermes - Strauss & Mahler: Piano Quartets & Lieder (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 76:45 minutes | 684 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Collaborating for the first time the Fauré Quartett and soprano Simone Kermes perform pieces by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss: Featuring Lieder from Strauss‘s early productive period and Mahler Lieder arranged by Dietrich Zöllner.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 369 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 04 | Time: 82:34 min

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. Furthermore, it is wholly plausible that for a man as melodramatic as Mahler, the idea of a symphony that centres around themes of loss and finality would surely have been an appealing prospect.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Daniel Harding - Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 82:34 minutes | 812 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

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. Furthermore, it is wholly plausible that for a man as melodramatic as Mahler, the idea of a symphony that centres around themes of loss and finality would surely have been an appealing prospect.
Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger - All Who Wander: Songs by Gustav Mahler, Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius (2016)

Jamie Barton, Brian Zeger - All Who Wander: Mahler, Dvořák, Sibelius (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:00:46
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Delos | # DE3494

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton burst upon the global opera and concert scene in recent years after having won many of the world’s most prestigious prizes for vocal excellence and accomplishments. Delos has scored a major coup in releasing her debut album. Jamie’s well-chosen program of late-Romantic repertoire begins with eight of Gustav Mahler’s finest lieder – including his wonderful Five Rückert Songs – before treating us to the rare delights of Antonin Dvořák’s song cycle Gypsy Songs. Her album concludes with even more seldom-heard selections from the many lovely Swedish-language songs of Finnish master Jean Sibelius. This sublime album – further graced by pianist Brian Zeger’s peerless collaboration – will take your breath away, and leave you hungry for more from Jamie Barton, considered by many of the world’s top vocal and operatic experts to be the rising mezzo of our time.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fisher - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fisher - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 320 MB
Label: Channel Classics – CCSSA38817 | Tracks: 06 | Time: 95:44 min
Classical

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.
Mariss Jansons & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor (2018)

Mariss Jansons & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:19:53 | 333 Mb
Classical | Label: RCO Live

Mariss Jansons’s international reputation as a Mahler conductor is indisputable. During his tenure as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Jansons did not record a full cycle of Mahler symphonies. With this new 2016 recording that project is now nearing completion. Mahler himself led the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Dutch premiere of the Seventh in October 1909. How must the audience in the Main Hall have reacted to this whimsical work with its night-time atmosphere and eerie sounds? Although this vast symphony, featuring a number of unconventional instruments like the mandolin and guitar, did not catch on right away, it would slowly but surely win the hearts of music lovers everywhere.