G. Mahler Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde / Bernstein, Vienna
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CD Details

  • Released: September 14, 1999
  • Label: Decca


  • 1.The Song of Earth: 1. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
  • 2.The Song of Earth: 2. Der Einsame im Herbst
  • 3.The Song of Earth: 3. Von der Jugend
  • 4.The Song of Earth: 4. Von der Schit
  • 5.The Song of Earth: 5. Der Trunkene im Fr
  • 6.The Song of Earth: 6. Der Abschied

Product Description:

After more than three decades, this remains the Lied of choice if you prefer Mahler's sanctioned baritone alternative in the alto songs. Bernstein's the hero of this intense, powerful reading. The Vienna orchestra, once led by Mahler himself, plays it to the hilt with expressive wind solos, deep, warm strings, and a searing response to Bernstein's (and Mahler's) emotional demands. King copes manfully with the cruelly difficult tenor songs, but Fischer-Dieskau is wonderful in the alto-baritone songs, singing with a great lieder specialist's textual nuance and vocal splendor. I've been imprinted with the versions featuring Ferrier with Walter and Ludwig with Klemperer but would not want to be without this great recording. --Dan Davis

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