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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Hybrid SACD)

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Hybrid SACD)

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 Mahler was a great symphonist and a great songwriter. In his “song-symphony” Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”), these two strands of his genius are intertwined. Here Mahler summons all his orchestral and vocal imagination, taking us to the heart of ancient Chinese poems that praise life’s joys and lament life’s brevity. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony, with tenor Stuart Skelton and world-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson.

 
“…Thomas and the orchestra have rarely sounded so assured or dynamic in their command of Mahler’s late style.”      
                       San Francisco Chronicle
 
“…dazzling… Hampson 's utter mastery of music and text made this performance one to cherish.”
San Jose Mercury News
 
 
Read Richard Scheinin’s San Jose Mercury News feature on the live concert recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at Davies Symphony Hall in September 2007, and explore photographs, audio clips, and video footage from the recording week.
 
Track List:
  1. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde                         
  2.  Der Einsame im Herbst
  3. Von der Jugend
  4. Von der Schönheit
  5. Der Trunkene im Frühling
  6. Der Abschied

 Total Length 63:20

 

San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Stuart Skelton, tenor

Thomas Hampson, baritone

 

Recorded live in Davies Symphony Hall September 26-29, 2007
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