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Mahler: Des knaben Wunderhorn, et. Al / Boulez

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 10 in F sharp major (incomplete)
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Conductor Pierre Boulez completes his Mahler discography on Deutsche Grammophon with this all-new recording. As part of the celebration of Boulez's 85th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon has recorded, live in concert with The Cleveland Orchestra, a program that brings together songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, featuring mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena and baritone Christian Gerhaher, with the Adagio from Mahler's incomplete Tenth Symphony. Previous installments in this cycle of recordings have received the highest praise, including Grammy awards in 2003 and 1998 for Symphonies nos. 3 and 9 respectively.

"I find his approach refreshing; the music is already so overwhelming that it doesn't need to be hyped up even more. In an interview in the booklet, Boulez also disposes of the "completions" of the Tenth by several musicians (Cooke, Mazzetti, and others); he rejects all of them and won't play them. I say: Bravo Boulez! This performance of the Adagio is one of the best I've heard, and the orchestra is very responsive to a conductor they know and who has an enviable understanding of the music's structure. The sound is beautifully balanced, even in the great climax; the orchestra is still one of the world's best." -American Record Guide


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>Mahler, Gustav : Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Performers: Christian Gerhaher (Baritone); Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: ?/?1892-07/1898

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 10 in F sharp major (incomplete)
  • Conductor: Pierre Boulez
  • Running Time: 24 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1910