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James Levine conducts Mahler - Symphonies nos 1, 3-7, 9, 10 / Judith Blegen, soprano [10 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Customer Review
Sometimes when listening to the Levine, it seems as though I were hearing Mahler for the first time when I was young. This is the mark of a great Mahler conductor... You can hear his feeling for opera in the recordings of these Mahler Symphonies, after all, Mahler himself was a great opera conductor.

These imports feature German pressings from the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart and collectible multi-disc editions. The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and hold many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire. Each box features large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist. and comes packaged in a slender, shelf-friendly box with the CDs themselves housed in space-saving slipsleeves.


Works:

Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896

Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler

Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Glen Ellyn Children's Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany
Language: German

Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler

Performer: Judith Blegen (Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904/1906; Austria
Date of Recording: 1977

Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 7/1980
Venue: Medinah Temple, Chicago

Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909; Austria

Symphony no 10 in F sharp minor/major by Gustav Mahler

Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910; Austria



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