Mahler - Symphonies Nos 1-9 | LSO Live LSO0730

Mahler - Symphonies Nos 1-9

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Label: LSO Live

Cat No: LSO0730

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 10

Release Date: 22nd October 2012

Contents

Artists

Viktoria Yastrebova
Ailish Tynan
Ludmila Dudinova
Lilli Paasikivi
Zlata Bulycheva
Alexey Markov
Sergey Semishkur
Evgeny Nikitin
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

Works

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'
Symphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Symphony no.3 in D minor
Symphony no.4 in G major
Symphony no.5 in C sharp minor
Symphony no.6 in A minor
Symphony no.7 in E minor
Symphony no.8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Symphony no.9 in D major

Artists

Viktoria Yastrebova
Ailish Tynan
Ludmila Dudinova
Lilli Paasikivi
Zlata Bulycheva
Alexey Markov
Sergey Semishkur
Evgeny Nikitin
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

About

Valery Gergievís performances and recordings of Mahlerís symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2008 and 2011 and are now being made available together for the first time as a beautifully packaged 10 SACD box set.

Each of Mahlerís symphonies could be considered a masterpiece, employing large orchestras, matching his view of the symphony as an all-encompassing form of musical expression. Mahler drew inspiration widely, but certain themes recur frequently Ė wisdom, love, grief, mortality and death.

Selected reviews and awards:
- Criticsí Disc of the Year, BBC Radio 3 CD Review (Symphony no.7)
- Disc of the Month, BBC Music Magazine (Symphony no.7
- IRR Outstanding (Symphony no.2, Symphony no.5, Symphony no.8, Symphony no.9)
- Editorís Choice, Gramophone (Symphony no.6)
- Gramophone Recommended, Gramophone (Symphony no.8)
- Disc of the Month, Audiophile Audition (Symphony no.2)
- Disc of the Year, Audiophile Audition (Symphony no.6)

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