Mahler Essentials

Mahler Essentials

About this playlist

Gustav Mahler's music is grand in scale and rich with colour – its complexity and drama have made it irresistible to many for years, but less so in his own lifetime. He almost exclusively wrote for orchestra, and his symphonies are the defining landmarks of his career.

Tracklist

  • 1. Langsam. Schleppend

    The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi

    16:23

  • 2. Kräftig bewegt

    The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi

    6:53

  • Mahler: Piano Quartet in A Minor

    Martha Argerich

    12:35

  • V. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend

    Lorin Maazel, Eva Marton, Jessye Norman, Wiener Philharmoniker, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

    36:04

  • II. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr mäßig

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    10:06

  • I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen

    Lorin Maazel, Wiener Philharmoniker

    18:02

  • III. Scherzo (Live)

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    19:25

  • IV. Adagietto (Live)

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    8:51

  • V. Rondo-Finale (Live)

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    16:32

  • Ich atmet' einen linden Duft

    Christa Ludwig, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

    2:37

  • I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig

    Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    21:28

  • III. Andante moderato

    Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    15:19

  • Urlicht

    Thomas Hampson, Wiener Virtuosen

    5:54

  • II. Nachtmusik. Allegro moderato

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    16:21

  • IV. Nachtmusik. Andante amoroso

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    13:12

  • Part I, Hymnus. Veni, Creator Spiritus!

    Leonard Bernstein, Hans Vollenweider, Leeds Festival Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Donald McIntyre, Finchley Children's Music Group, Gwyneth Jones, Erna Spoorenberg, Anna Reynolds, Norma Procter, Vladimir Ruzdjak, Gwenyth Annear, John Mitchinson

    1:27

  • Infirma nostri corporis virtute firmans perpeti

    Leonard Bernstein, John Mitchinson, Vladimir Ruzdjak, Gwenyth Annear, Anna Reynolds, Erna Spoorenberger, Gwyneth Jones, Donald McIntyre, London Symphony Orchestra, Finchley Children's Music Group, Hans Vollenweider, London Symphony Chorus, Norma Procter

    3:25

  • Waldung, sie schwankt heran (Heilige Anachoreten)

    Leonard Bernstein, Leeds Festival Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Anna Reynolds, Donald McIntyre, Erna Spoorenberg, Finchley Children's Music Group, Gwenyth Annear, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Vollenweider, John Mitchinson, Norma Procter, Vladimir Ruzdjak

    4:16

  • Ewiger Wonnebrand (Pater ecstaticus)

    Leonard Bernstein, Vladimir Ruzdjak, London Symphony Orchestra, Anna Reynolds, Donald McIntyre, Erna Spoorenberg, Finchley Children's Music Group, Gwenyth Annear, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Vollenweider, John Mitchinson, London Symphony Chorus, Norma Procter

    1:22

  • Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füssen (Pater Profundus)

    Leonard Bernstein, Donald McIntyre, London Symphony Orchestra, Anna Reynolds, Erna Spoorenberg, Finchley Children's Music Group, Gwenyth Annear, Gwyneth Jones, Hans Vollenweider, John Mitchinson, London Symphony Chorus, Norma Procter, Vladimir Ruzdjak

    4:15

  • Kindertotenlieder (Rückert) (1999 Digital Remaster): IV: Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur augesgangen!

    Dame Janet Baker, Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

    3:09

  • 4. Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen

    Marilyn Horne, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Henry Lewis

    3:43

  • I. Andante comodo

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    27:58

  • II. Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Landlers - Etwas tappisch und sehr derb

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    15:45

  • III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    13:48

  • IV. Adagio - Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend

    Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

    23:10

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F-Sharp Major: I. Adagio

    Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker

    25:11

  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth): I. Das Trinklied von Jammer der Erde

    Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Jerusalem

    7:34

  • Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth): VI. Der Abschied

    Daniel Barenboim, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Waltraud Meier

    29:44

  • Total playing time

    6:24:45

Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

About this playlist

Gustav Mahler's music is grand in scale and rich with colour – its complexity and drama have made it irresistible to many for years, but less so in his own lifetime. He almost exclusively wrote for orchestra, and his symphonies are the defining landmarks of his career.

Curated by

Guy Jones

Head of Curation

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