Boulez Mahler

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (1996)

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:53 | 339 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 447 756-2

The Symphony No. 7, nicknamed "The Song of the Night," is widely regarded as the most enigmatic of Mahler's cycle and the most difficult to coherently interpret as a symphonic structure, even by this composer's extraordinary standards. The movements are undeniably Mahlerian in their abrupt mood swings and ironic twists, and each offers a wealth of fantastic ideas and brilliant orchestration – arguably the most innovative sounds in all of Mahler's works.
Pierre Boulez, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Pierre Boulez, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21992 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 79 min | 19,4 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6334 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 79 min | 4,31 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 1509 kbps / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | RCO Live

A host of accomplished conductors including Daniel Harding, Daniele Gatti, Bernard Haitink and Eliahu Inbal lead the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in these performances of Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1-10. Recorded in Amsterdam over two seasons in 2010/11, the collection also includes 'Das Lied von der Erde'.
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.
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.
Daniel Barenboim & The Boulez Ensemble - Boulez: Sur Incises (Live At Pierre Boulez Saal) (2018)

Daniel Barenboim & The Boulez Ensemble - Boulez: Sur Incises (Live At Pierre Boulez Saal) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 00:39:22 | 153 Mb
Classical | Label: Peral Music, Deutsche Grammophon

An internationally known pianist and conductor, Daniel Barenboim has toured with the Chicago Symphony and was the music director of the Orchestre de Paris for more than 14 years. His repertoire includes Beethoven, Mozart and Anton Bruckner symphonies.
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.
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.
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.
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.