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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 / Hallé Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 9 in D major
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Following recent releases named as Gramophone Editor's Choice, Sunday Times Album of the Week, and MusicWeb Recording of the Month, the Halle turns to the work of Gustav Mahler. Begun in 1909 in the composer's idyllic Austrian mountain retreat, at a time when Mahler was preoccupied by thoughts of his own mortality, his last completed symphony has been described as his most death-haunted work. Scored for forces that are modest, by Mahlerian standards, this extended work is characterized by its unusual construction, often soloistic orchestral writing, evocative use of keys, and haunting use of motives and references to traditional Austrian folk dance. A valuable addition to the Halle canon of great symphonies!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (05/22/2014).


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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 9 in D major
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 81 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1908-1909