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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Boulez, Robinson, Wall, Botha, et al

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Legendary conductor Pierre Boulez brings his acclaimed Mahler symphonies cycle to a spectacular conclusion with this new recording of the monumental Symphony No. 8. Boulez teams up with Barenboim’s Staatskapelle Berlin, the Berlin State Opera and Radio Choruses, as well as a strong cast of soloists including Michelle DeYoung, Johan Botha and Twyla Robinson to deliver his long-awaited reading of what is arguably one of Mahler’s biggest and most impressive scores, also known as "Symphony of a Thousand" due to the large number of musicians needed to perform the piece. This release crowns a more-than-decade-long project involving all the symphonies and major orchestral works of Gustav Mahler—a project that is both of highest personal value to Maestro Boulez and an important document of Mahler interpretation.

Financial Times
Boulez's Mahler is revelatory in its leanness . . . a life-changing experience for anyone who thought they knew their Mahler


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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
  • Performers: Tobias Berndt (Organ); Johan Botha (Tenor); Robert Holl (Bass); Hanno Muller-Brachmann (Soprano); Adriane Queiroz (Soprano); Twyla Robinson (Soprano); Erin Wall (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Ensemble: Aurelius Boys Choir of Calw
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907