Mahler - Symphony No.2 (arrangement for small orchestra) | Avie AV2290

Mahler - Symphony No.2 (arrangement for small orchestra)

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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2290

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 10th February 2014

Contents

Artists

Marlis Petersen (soprano)
Janina Baechle (mezzo-soprano)
Wiener Singakademie
Wiener Kammerorchester

Conductor

Gilbert Kaplan

Works

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection' (arr. Gilbert Kaplan/Rob Mathes for small orchestra)

Artists

Marlis Petersen (soprano)
Janina Baechle (mezzo-soprano)
Wiener Singakademie
Wiener Kammerorchester

Conductor

Gilbert Kaplan

About

Gilbert Kaplan, the best-selling Mahler interpreter in history, conducts the Wiener Kammerorchester, Wiener Singakadamie and soloists soprano Marlis Petersen and mezzo-soprano Janina Baechle, in a unique new version of Mahler's Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’: his own arrangement, with Rob Mathes, for small orchestra, designed for chamber, community and regional opera orchestras to perform this work which normally requires more than 100 musicians.

Gilbert Kaplan is one of today’s most authoritative and acclaimed interpreters of Mahler’s Symphony No.2, having conducted the work at the invitation of more than 65 orchestras. His 1987 recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is the best-selling Mahler recording in history. A second recording, with the Vienna Philharmonic, based on the New Critical Edition of the score for which Kaplan served as co-editor, was released in 2003 on DG and is the best-selling recording of Mahler’s Second since the date of its release.

Now, with his third recording, based on a live performance at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Kaplan is set to make history once again - not only capturing the imagination of his vast worldwide followers, but also providing an opportunity for chamber, community and regional opera orchestras to perform this work which normally requires more than 100 musicians (there are only 56 musicians performing on this recording). His recording with the Vienna Chamber Symphony sets the benchmark.

While reducing the instrumentation, Kaplan and his co-arranger Rob Mathes remain faithful to Mahler’s musical intentions and orchestral colours. They take a page, of sorts, out of Mahler’s book - the composer made numerous arrangements himself, often adding (rather than subtracting) instruments to symphonic staples by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. In another nod to history, the Kaplan/Mathes chamber arrangement recalls Schoenberg’s scaled down versions of Mahler’s 'Das Lied von der Erde' and Symphony No.4.

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