Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder/Das Lied von der Erde etc. (Naxos Historical Audio CD)

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Bruno Walter, conductor
Kerstin Thorborg, contralto
Charles Kullman, tenor

Recorded: 24th May 1936

This recording of 'Das Lied von der Erde' is of particular interest on several counts, in addition to its extraordinary quality as a purely musical document. It is conducted by Bruno Walter, a close colleague of the composer and the conductor of the first performance of the work, following Mahler's death.

The orchestra is the Vienna Philharmonic, with which Mahler himself was intimately associated. This recording was made in 1936 when a certain number of players, who played under Mahler, would still have been playing in the Orchestra. The performance itself is outstanding, and the recording, engineered originally by HMV, is very good indeed for the period and circumstances.


Contents and Reviews

Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, C sharp minor

Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from the Ruckert Lieder

Das Lied von der Erde

03. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde

04. Der Einsame im Herbst

05. Von der Jugend

06. Von der Schönheit

07. Der Trunkene im Frühling

08. Der Abschied