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post #2551 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
PSmith,

I don't think that DG would even think of interfering with Boulez. He has risen almost to iconic status nowadays. His name on the cover really does guarantee sales so long as it isn't his own music.

I am seriously considering this cd, but am hoping that it turns up at ym.com I've done a lot of spending on things (like refrigerators, cabinetry, lighting) that never seem to get discounted, so I'm unfortunately in penny pinching mode.

I am, however, extremely curious about it.
You're probably right. The man is their biggest-name conductor currently working, save Abbado - maybe. They probably won't monkey too much with the music, but the marketing and packaging will probably continue down the path to purple hagiography.

Saint Pierre and Saint Claudio, pray for us.

In five or ten years, when this cycle is in its third "collector's release," our replacements will probably say this: it's a good cycle, but it's too specialized.
post #2552 of 3714
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Originally Posted by PSmith08
In five or ten years, when this cycle is in its third "collector's release," our replacements
Huh? Never!!!!
post #2553 of 3714
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Originally Posted by mbhaub
Huh? Never!!!!
Never say never
post #2554 of 3714
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Originally Posted by mbhaub
Huh? Never!!!!
If we're still the classical nerds on this forum in five or ten years, then I will - out of principle - resign my commission.
post #2555 of 3714
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Originally Posted by PSmith08
If we're still the classical nerds on this forum in five or ten years, then I will - out of principle - resign my commission.
I hope we are all still doing this in ten years, and beyond...
post #2556 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
I hope we are all still doing this in ten years, and beyond...
It would be nice, but I am sure that some of us will move on, others will find other interests, and some will just finally become pure music knowledge.
post #2557 of 3714
I recently returned from a trip overseas where I had a chance to take some hikes and listen to my iPod. During the process, I fell in love with Bertini's M2! (I haven't heard it much discussed here, and it was the only M2 on my player). It's a really enchanting performance, helped by wonderful headphone sonics - especially the final organ passages. Give it a listen if you've passed by it in your set.

That Bertini's really a solid set overall - very impressive.
post #2558 of 3714
I have just completed my annual Mahler Symphony Marathon of going thru all 10 masterpieces start to finish. This year's cycle was the Kubelik/DG, a set that I have not taken off the shelves in many years. I had forgotten just how solid these recordings were. Very well done. Wonderfully played, conducted, even recorded. In fact, better sound than Boulez M2 has!
If none of the 10 (save M1) is the "best", they are all at least satsifying, loving, dedicated performances. The only quibble are some gaffs in M7 which probably wouldn't be noticed by most listeners, but a score in hand confirms the flubs. I wonder what edition they used?
Anyway, having been away from these recordings for so long, I realize that if this were the only set of Mahler I had, I could be quite content. But, now on to the Bertini's on July 7th: Mahler's 146th birthday!
post #2559 of 3714
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mbhaub
I have just completed my annual Mahler Symphony Marathon of going thru all 10 masterpieces start to finish. This year's cycle was the Kubelik/DG, a set that I have not taken off the shelves in many years. I had forgotten just how solid these recordings were. Very well done. Wonderfully played, conducted, even recorded. In fact, better sound than Boulez M2 has!
If none of the 10 (save M1) is the "best", they are all at least satsifying, loving, dedicated performances. The only quibble are some gaffs in M7 which probably wouldn't be noticed by most listeners, but a score in hand confirms the flubs. I wonder what edition they used?
Anyway, having been away from these recordings for so long, I realize that if this were the only set of Mahler I had, I could be quite content. But, now on to the Bertini's on July 7th: Mahler's 146th birthday!
A great cycle that I prefer to Bertini overall.........often even better are the newer live Kubelik/Audite versions, but you will pay much more for that next step towards Mahler nirvana

I am ready for the final step in Mahler worship.........M8
I have put this off too long and have assembled a worthy stable of works to study and begin my long journey to fully comprehend this masterwork:
Horenstein/BBC Legends
Bernstein/Sony
Solti/Decca Legends
Kubelik/DG
Bertini/EMI
Wit/Naxos
Sinopoli/DG
Tennstedt/EMI
Abbado/DG
Chailly/London
Rattle/EMI

Any comments welcomed to help guide me in my studies.............how to carefully balance all the elements:
head / heart
mortal / spiritual
power / ecstacy
etc / etc
post #2560 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
A great cycle that I prefer to Bertini overall.........often even better are the newer live Kubelik/Audite versions, but you will pay much more for that next step towards Mahler nirvana

I am ready for the final step in Mahler worship.........M8
I have put this off too long and have assembled a worthy stable of works to study and begin my long journey to fully comprehend this masterwork:
Horenstein/BBC Legends
Bernstein/Sony
Solti/Decca Legends
Kubelik/DG
Bertini/EMI
Wit/Naxos
Sinopoli/DG
Tennstedt/EMI
Abbado/DG
Chailly/London
Rattle/EMI

Any comments welcomed to help guide me in my studies.............how to carefully balance all the elements:
head / heart
mortal / spiritual
power / ecstacy
etc / etc
mtt and the sfo, i thought, were in the process of recording this symphony. from most reviews, the performances have been spectacular.. but i don't know how the recordings will be.
post #2561 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
I am ready for the final step in Mahler worship.........M8
Any comments welcomed to help guide me in my studies.............how to carefully balance all the elements:
head / heart
mortal / spiritual
power / ecstacy
etc / etc
I'll just point out that the granddaddy of recorded M8s is you guessed it, Abravanel/Utah - recorded in 1963. It isn't my favorite in the Abravanel set (M4 is) or my fave M8 overall (Solti as of this writing), but it is certainly worth a listen. It is famous for the Mormon Tabernacle acoustics, and the fact that it was AFAIK the first recorded 8th.

Here's a review from Hurwitz:

http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=6948

Here's another interesting article about it:

http://www.musicweb-international.co..._Abravanel.htm
post #2562 of 3714

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CD-4206(1) GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911): Das Lied von der Erde/The Song of the Earth. Maureen Forrester (contralto), Richard Lewis (tenor), Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra. Bruno Walter. (From a concert performance given in Carnegie Hall on 16 April 1960). Total time: 64:40. [AAD] UPC # 017685-42062-7. Reg. $ 14.95 now through July 30 only 9.95 Reg. $14.95 now $9.95 until July 30, 2006

Here is the link
post #2563 of 3714
Thread Starter 
Glad you just mentioned Music & Arts label..........just remembered I have another M8:

Mitropoulos/VPO/Music & Arts (6 cd mahler box)
1960 live performance that times in at 79:48..........conductor died only a couple months later while rehearsing a VPO M3

I was reading a brief description of Mahler's original first performance of M8 in 1910 with literally 1,000 musicians and singers on stage.....and a audience of artistic elite of @3,000. So nearly as many people onstage as in audience, what a spectacle that must have been and a bold undertaking by Mahler, by all accounts a tremendous success.
post #2564 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Glad you just mentioned Music & Arts label..........just remembered I have another M8:

Mitropoulos/VPO/Music & Arts (6 cd mahler box)
1960 live performance that times in at 79:48..........conductor died only a couple months later while rehearsing a VPO M3
Is this stll in print? I can't seem to find it.
post #2565 of 3714
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scottder
Is this stll in print? I can't seem to find it.
Don't see it currently list at M&A website..........Amazon has it listed to give you an idea of set, also was discussed several times previously in this thread.
Mitropoulos

An essential set for the seasoned Mahler collector for sure.......undoubtly heavily influenced Bernstein's view on Mahler during 1950s when both were involved with NYPO.
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