Gustav Mahler Anniversary

Gustav Mahler Anniversary

July 7, 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Mahler, one of the world’s greatest composers. Mahler’s music has catapulted to international acclaim during the past half century. Although his music has been amply recorded and performed, there are few places where a listener can go to find out how Mahler’s music works and what meaning it is intended to convey. So to celebrate this very special event, we will be presenting all of Mahler’s music in chronological order with a listeners’ guide to each work provided by our founder and program director, who also happens to be the president of the Gustav Mahler Society of New York.

Mahler Societies:
Mahler Foundation
Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft Wien
Gustav Mahler Society of New York

ADDITIONAL LIST OF RECOMMENDED MAHLER RECORDINGS:
Das Klagende Lied: Susan Dunn, Brigitte Fassbaender, Markus Baur, Werner Hollweg, Düsseldorf  Musikverein Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony, Riccardo Chailly


Sym. #1: Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (DVD)


Sym #2: Emilia Cundari, Maureen Forrester, Westminster Choir, New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Otto Klemperer
Heather Harper, Helen Watts, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Georg Solti
Eteri Gvazava, Anna Larsson, Orfeon Donostiarra Choir, Lucerne Festival Orch., Claudio Abbado


Sym #3: Kathleen Ferrier, BBC Symphony, Adrian Boult
Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Vienna Philharmonic, F. Charles Adler
Anna Larsson, Arnold Schoenberg Chorus; Tölzer Boys’ Choir, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado


Sym #4: Margaret Price, London Philharmonic, Jascha Horenstein
Sylvia McNair, Berlin Philharmonic, Bernard Haitink
Judith Raskin, Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell
Felicity Lott, London Philharmonic, Franz Welser-Möst


Sym #5: New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
New Philharmonia, John Barbirolli
Chicago Symphony, George Solti
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado


Sym #6: Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (video & audio)
London Philharmonic, Klaus Tennstedt
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos


Sym #7: Chicago Symphony, Claudio Abbado
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado


Sym #8: Soloists, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus & Vienna Sinverein, Georg Solti
Soloists, London Philharmonic Choir, Tiffin School Boys’ Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt


Sym #9: Columbia Symphony, Bruno Walter
Berlin Philharmonic, John Barbirolli
Chicago Symphony, Carlo Maria Giulini
Bamberg Symphony, Jonathan Nott


Das Lied von der Erde:
Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Vienna Philharmonic, Bruno Walter
Alfreda Hodgson, John Mitchinson, Northern Symphony, Jascha Horenstein
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, James King, Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

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