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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Jessye Norman, soprano; Claudio Abbado

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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Penguin Guide, 1984
With sound of spectacular range, Abbado's performance is sharply defined and deeply dedicated. The range of expression, the often wild mixture of elements in this work, is conveyed with extraordinary intensity, not least in the fine contributions of Jessye Norman and the two choirs.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (09/1980).


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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
  • Performers: Gerhart Hetzel (Violin); Adolf Holler (Posthorn); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896