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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Giulini - Berlin PO, Brigitte Fassbaender, Francisco Araiza, live 1984

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Das Lied von der Erde
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great miracle and a great mystery. Even a single note is a mystery, a miracle in itself. The note appears quite suddenly and as it is born, it has already passed away. Everything to do with music is fascinating - whether conducting or playing." These important releases from Testament document a selection of Giulini's live concert performances with the Berlin Philharmonic taken from radio broadcasts aired during the 1970s and 80s. All are in stereo and have been carefully remastered for optimal sound.

"Fassbaender's sound may not be the most beautiful mezzo, but the way she invests every phrase with point and purpose is remarkable, while Araiza's lyrical, almost bel canto sound is worlds away from the heavier, Heldentenor approach usually thought essential in this work, but somehow he holds his own against the orchestral tumult." -The Guardian

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (02/1984).


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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Das Lied von der Erde
  • Performers: Francisco Araiza; Brigitte Fassbaender
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 60 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1908-1909