“Mahler: Symphonies 1-9”
|Gustav Mahler||Symphonies 1-9 (complete).|
Anna Larsson (Contralto), Zlata Bulycheva (Mezzo-Soprano), Lilli Paasikivi (Mezzo-Soprano), Laura Claycomb (Soprano), Ailish Tynan (Soprano), Elena Moșuc (Soprano), Ludmila Dudinova (Soprano), Viktoria Yastrebova (Soprano).
London Symphony Orchestra – Valéry Gergiev.
Valery Gergiev’s performances and recordings of Mahler’s symphonies with the LSO have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released between 2008 and 2011 and will now be made available together for the first time as a beautifully packaged 10 SACD box set.
Each of Mahler’s symphonies could be considered a masterpiece, employing large orchestras, matching his view of the symphony as an all-encompassing form of musical expression. Mahler drew inspiration widely, but certain themes recur frequently – wisdom, love, grief, mortality and death.
Throughout the Autumn Valery Gergiev will conduct the complete Brahms and Szymanowski cycles with the LSO in London, Edinburgh, Paris and Luxembourg. They also tour together to the USA and Germany.
Gergiev’s recent recordings on LSO Live include an acclaimed recording of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. Forthcoming LSO Live releases include Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos 1-3 in October 2012.