MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 3 (Bernstein)

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 3 (Bernstein)


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Mahler, Gustav - Composer
Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Venue: Grosser Musikvereinssaal, Vienna
Date of Concert: 1972
Playing Time: 01:46:57
Television Director: Burton, Humphrey
Catalogue Number: A05004516

This production with Christa Ludwig, alto, the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, the Vienna Boys' Choir and the Vienna Philharmonic was recorded at Vienna's Musikvereinssaal in 1972. Leonard Bernstein was the first conductor ever to record all of Mahler's symphonies not only on disk, but also on video.

The Mahler cycle was the first project in the more than 20-year-long association between Leonard Bernstein and Unitel. The leading Mahler interpreter of our time, Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985, chiefly with the Vienna Philharmonic, producing a unique musical document and triggering a major reappreciation of Mahler's works. "All Mahler symphonies, all Mahler works for that matter, deal in extremes, extremes of dynamic, of tempo, of emotional meaning. When it is bare, it's extremely bare, when it is thick and rich, it's thicker and richer than anything in Gotterdammerung, and when it is suffering it suffers to a point that no music has ever suffered before" (Leonard Bernstein).

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