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Mahler: Symphony no 8 / Solti, Chicago Symphony, et al

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Now at last Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' can be heard on record at something approaching its full, expansive stature. Here is a version from Solti which... conveys the feeling of a great occasion... so overwhelming is the build-up of tension." -Gramophone

Penguin Guide
outstanding in every way, extrovert in display but full of dark implications...one of [Solti's] finest Mahler records



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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
  • Performers: Heather Harper (Soprano); René Kollo; Lucia Popp; John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Martti Talvela (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1906-1907