Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Live) Magdalena Kožená, Stuart Skelton, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Sir Simon Rattle
Composer: Gustav Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
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- Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Das Lied von der Erde:
- 1I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde 08:15
- 2II. Der Einsame im Herbst 09:38
- 3III. Von der Jugend 03:02
- 4IV. Von der Schönheit 07:14
- 5V. Der Trunkene im Frühling 04:36
- 6VI. Der Abschied 31:29
Info for Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Live)
Conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, this performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) was recorded at concerts in Munich's Herkulessaal on January 25 and 26, 2018, and features Magdalena Kožená and Stuart Skelton. The work is subtitled 'A symphony for tenor, alto (or baritone) voice and orchestra'. It examines the border between two different genres: the Lied, in its extended form as a song cycle, and the symphony. The entire work is spanned by a taut arc, culminating – in accordance with the principle of intensification – in a huge final movement lasting as long as all the others together, and entitled Der Abschied (The Farewell). Here, Mahler is continuing the genre of the 'Finale Symphony', and the brightening of C minor to C major is even reminiscent of his usual apotheoses. In this symphony, as in his others, Mahler wanted to 'create a world using all existing technical means'.
Magdalena Kožená, mezzo
Stuart Skelton, tenor
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
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