- Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
- Heather Harper (Soprano)
- Hermann Prey
- Hans Sotin (Bass)
- William Cochran (Tenor)
- Hanneke Bork
- Jo Juda (Violin)
- Kees Wijs (Organ)
Notes & Reviews:
The premiere performance of this symphony in Munich on September 12, 1910 featured a chorus of about 850, with an orchestra of 171. These massive forces led to Mahler's agent dubbing the work 'Symphony of a Thousand.' Mahler did not approve of the title, but it has stuck. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has a long standing Mahler tradition. Mahler himself had often conducted his symphonies at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Bernard Haitink's recordings with the orchestra rank amongst the finest Mahler interpretations ever.
John Broggio, SACD Net
This yet another triumph for Pentatone's RQR series. With visionary conducting and exemplary playing and singing, this set is a treasure to listen to from both an audiophiles and a musician's perspective. As will be familiar to those of Pentatone's modern recordings, the sound balance is very natural... There is no hole in the mix either when swapping to Multi-Channel, so one must give praise and thanks to the original Philips engineers as well as to the geniuses at Polyhymnia. To sum up: for all Mahlerians, this is an essential addition to the discography.
Haitink's spacious and certainly powerfully sustained interpretation is heard as never before within the super acoustics of the Concertgebouw...The dynamic range is remarkable, and there are few recordings of any music more spectacularly compelling than the work's closing 'Hymnenartig'.
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 / Berglund, et al
Mahler: Symphony no 5 / Bernard Haitink, et al
Janácek: Idyll, Mladi, Suite / Ross Pople, London Festival
Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux / Martin Zehn
Glazunov: Complete Solo Piano Music Vol 4 / Stephen Coombs
Film Music Classics - Shostakovich: The Fall of Berlin, etc
American Classics - American Saxophone Music
Bartók: Mikrokosmos (Complete) / Jenö Jandó
Bach: Sonatas for Viola da Gamba / Manson, Pinnock
Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Symphony no 8 in E flat major
- Performers: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano); Heather Harper (Soprano); Hermann Prey; Hans Sotin (Bass); William Cochran (Tenor); Hanneke Bork; Jo Juda (Violin); Kees Wijs (Organ)
- Conductor: Bernard Haitink
- Ensemble: St. Pius X Children's Choir
- Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1906-1907