Mahler - Symphony no.8 (Blu-ray) | Accentus ACC10390

Mahler - Symphony no.8 (Blu-ray)

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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC10390

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd June 2017

Contents

Artists

Ricarda Merbeth
Juliane Banse
Anna Lucia Richter
Sara Mingardo
Mihoko Fujimura
Andreas Schager
Peter Mattei
Samuel Youn
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Latvian Radio Choir
Orfeoon Donostiarra
Tolzer Knabenchor
Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Chailly

Works

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'

Artists

Ricarda Merbeth
Juliane Banse
Anna Lucia Richter
Sara Mingardo
Mihoko Fujimura
Andreas Schager
Peter Mattei
Samuel Youn
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Latvian Radio Choir
Orfeoon Donostiarra
Tolzer Knabenchor
Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Chailly

About

Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony breaks the boundaries of the symphonic form in a world-embracing gesture. Riccardo Chailly is one of the staunchest performers of this work, and therefore it seemed appropriate in many ways that he chose this work for his inaugural concert as Claudio Abbado’s successor and new music director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The artistic statement was combined with a deeply personal conviction: it should be a ‘tribute to Claudio’, the highly esteemed friend and colleague to whom Chailly, as he emphasizes, owes very much. On 12 August 2016, Claudio Abbado’s unfinished Mahler cycle with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was completed in a breathtaking performance, simultaneously heralding in a new era in Lucerne.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9, Full HD
Sound formats: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 92:56 min
Disc format: BD 25
Subtitles: DE, EN, FR, JAP, KOR, CHIN

Reviews

[Chailly’s] approach is characteristically thoughtful. There’s a measured treatment of the Veni Creator Spiritus hymn, which makes it a more-than-usually convincing prelude to the setting of the final scene of Goethe’s Faust in the second part, in which he takes immense care over every texture and judges the mounting drama perfectly. As you would expect from a handpicked band, the orchestral playing is consistently glorious. The contribution of the combined choirs is authoritative and there is a fine team of soloists, in which the soprano Juliane Banse, the contralto Sara Mingardo and the tenor Andreas Schager stand out.  Andrew Clements
The Guardian 22 June 2017

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