Mahler - Symphonies Nos 7, 8 & 9 | Signum SIGCD362

Mahler - Symphonies Nos 7, 8 & 9

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD362

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Release Date: 1st June 2015

Contents

Artists

Sally Matthews Magna Peccatrix
Ailish Tynan Una poenitentium
Sarah Tynan Mater Gloriosa
Sarah Connolly
Mulier Samaritana
Anne-Marie Owens Maria Ægyptiaca
Stefan Vinke Doctor Marianus
Mark Stone Pater Ecstaticus
Stephen Gadd
Pater Profundus
Philharmonia Voices
BBC Symphony Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
Boys of Eton College Chapel Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Works

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.7 in E minor
Symphony no.8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Symphony no.9 in D major

Artists

Sally Matthews Magna Peccatrix
Ailish Tynan Una poenitentium
Sarah Tynan Mater Gloriosa
Sarah Connolly
Mulier Samaritana
Anne-Marie Owens Maria Ægyptiaca
Stefan Vinke Doctor Marianus
Mark Stone Pater Ecstaticus
Stephen Gadd
Pater Profundus
Philharmonia Voices
BBC Symphony Chorus
Philharmonia Chorus
Boys of Eton College Chapel Choir
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

About

The final box set of six discs in Signum's series of Mahler's Symphonies, performed live by Lorin Maazel and the
Philharmonia.

Contents:
CD 1/2 Symphony no.7
Sometimes called 'Song of the Night', Mahler's Seventh Symphony is a journey from night to day. An opening movement inspired by an evening boat ride on an alpine lake, two 'Nachtmusik' movements and a ghostly scherzo give the work its nocturnal quality before sunlight emerges in its jubilant finale.

CD 3/4 Symphony no.8
Mahler's mightiest symphony, often known as 'The Symphony of a Thousand' calls for huge orchestral forces, eight soloists, a boys' chorus and large mixed chorus. Described by the composer as his 'gift to the whole nation' it is an epic drama in two parts, the first a setting of a Medieval Latin hymn 'Veni Creator Spiritus', and the second a setting of the final scene of Goethe's Faust.

Performers:
Sally Matthews Magna Peccatrix, Ailish Tynan Una poenitentium, Sarah Tynan Mater Gloriosa, Sarah Connolly, Mulier Samaritana, Anne-Marie Owens Maria Ægyptiaca, Stefan Vinke Doctor Marianus, Mark Stone Pater Ecstaticus, Stephen Gadd, Pater Profundus
Philharmonia Voices, BBC Symphony Chorus, Philharmonia Chorus, Boys of Eton College Chapel Choir

CD 5/6 Symphony no.9
An intensely personal work heard as both the ultimate farewell and a final homecoming. Leonard Bernstein said of Mahler's last completed work "It is terrifying, and paralyzing, as the strands of sound disintegrate ... in ceasing, we lose it all. But in letting go, we have gained everything".

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