- Gerhild Romberger (Alto)
- Erika Sunnegardh (Soprano)
- Lioba Braun (Alto)
- Stephen Gould (Tenor)
- Dietrich Henschel (Baritone)
- Ricarda Merbeth (Soprano)
- Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass)
- Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
Notes & Reviews:
Mahler's Eighth Symphony is arguably the grandest and most ambitious piece of symphonic music ever written, nicknamed his opus summum and the Symphony of a Thousand. At Leipzig's International Mahler Festival, Riccardo Chailly commanded almost 500 musicians, and the overwhelming result of their joint effort inspired the Leipzig-based and internationally renowned artist Neo Rauch to the painting reproduced on the cover of this DVD.
The present DVDs preserve the opening and closing nights of the Leipzig's high-powered, multi-orchestra International Mahler Festival held last May. ... the clarity, range and depth of sound, allied to the exceptional quality of the singing and playing, are certain to impress.
BBC Music Magazine
Chailly makes you realise how orchestral soloists have to sing
... you will not find another recording of Symphony of a Thousand with soloists superior to those heard here. And the performances are outstanding in every way - brilliant orchestral playing under Chailly's benevolent leadership, and expert choruses. If you love Mahler's music you must get these videos. Camera work is just about perfect... Audio is excellent, rich and wide in dynamic range, and well-balanced. Don't miss these!
quite the most immaculate performance I have ever experienced.
Run Time: 92 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: Latin, German, English, French
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Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
- Performers: Gerhild Romberger (Alto); Erika Sunnegardh (Soprano); Lioba Braun (Alto); Stephen Gould (Tenor); Dietrich Henschel (Baritone); Ricarda Merbeth (Soprano); Georg Zeppenfeld (Bass); Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
- Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
- Ensemble: Leipzig Opera Chorus
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1906-1907