Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Product Information
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde by Hampson / Mahler / Sfs / Skelton / Thomas was released Sep 09, 2008 on the San Francisco Symphony (Record Labe label.
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Product Description
**Super Audio CD (SACD) Hybrid**
This CD will play in standard CD players.
A Super Audio CD player is required to take advantage of the SACD sound technology.
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Album Track Listing
|1||Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde|
|2||Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Der Einsame im Herbst|
|3||Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Von der Jugend|
|4||Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Der Abschied|
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Customer Reviews
||A Stunning Song of the Earth!|
As a Mahler enthusiast I have numbers of versions of Das Lied von der Erde, and prior to this production my favorite has been the recording by Fritz Wunderlich and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with Joseph Keilberth conducting the Bamberger Symphony. Wunderlich truly cannot be surpassed in this older recording! The present version from San Francisco with Stuart Skelton and Thomas Hampson with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the SFO has matched my previous favorite. Skelton is a strong tenor and although he sounds somewhat strained at times in Das Trinklied this doesn't detract from, and may add to, the strong emotional impact of the song. I like Wunderlich somewhat more merely for his declamation of the"Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod"and for his tonal quality, a personal bias. Hampson is his usual strong baritone with great vocal sound and excellent German diction. The entirety of Das Lied is so gorgeously done (by singers and orchestra) that it is impossible not to fall under it's spell. Additionally, the production engineers have done a fantastic job with this live recording, giving it a 3 dimensionality that is simply astounding! Listening to this in stereo is great, but on a 5.1 SACD player system it is like being in the 10th row, center, of the Davies Symphony Hall! I was truly amazed; I have not heard this degree of realism for ages...few recordings can accomplish this. Well, you probably think that I have enjoyed my night at Davies Hall, and you are correct. Treat yourself to this recording and you and I can attend the concert whenever we want. Meet you at intermission for a glass of wine.
By poppynogood (Iowa City, IA)
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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7734440|
|Label||San Francisco Symphony (Record Labe|
|Release Date||Sep 09, 2008|
|Additional Info||SACD Hybrid|
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