Notes & Reviews:
This live 2011 concert recording from Royal Festival Hall features two of Britain's finest soloists: tenor Toby Spence and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, who is particularly renowned for her Mahler interpretations. LPO Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin has a great affinity with the German Romantic repertoire. His previous LPO Label disc, Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, received great critical acclaim and is one of the most popular discs on the label.
American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Taken from a concert on February 19, 2011, this is a good interpretation of Mahler's crowning triumph. In general, the interpretations are able. The soloists project their texts with passion and intelligence. My main cavil is that, dynamically, there's scarcely a p, let alone a pp from the singers. The orchestral playing is also competent, with good recorded sound. You easily hear the nuances of some of Mahler's most fascinating scoring. One must say that it's a good job.
Recording information: Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London (02/19/2011).
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Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Das Lied von der Erde
- Performers: Sarah Connolly; Toby Spence (Tenor)
- Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
- Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orhcestra
- Running Time: 63 min. 23 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Vocal
- Written: 1908-1909
- Studio/Live: Live