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Mahler - Symphony No. 9

Composer Gustav Mahler
Performer Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2476 SACD
EAN 7318599924762
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Apr 2023
Total time 81'32


Upcoming release - available starting 7th April 2023
For the latest instalment in their Mahler series, the Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of Osmo Vänskä presents what many consider to be the pinnacle of the Austrian composer’s entire work, the Ninth Symphony, his last completed symphony.
 
After a vast and emotionally intense first movement that shows an astonishing fluidity of form, theme, texture and tonality, ‘the most glorious thing Mahler has written’ according to Alban Berg, the second movement brings joy and playfulness and seems to evoke both an urban Straussian world and folk music cultures. To the bitter irony and anger of the third movement the last movement, a mystical Adagio, seems to respond with ineffable tenderness. Often regarded as the composer’s monumental – both in terms of scale and emotional scope – leave-taking of the world, the Ninth Symphony can also be understood as a requiem for his daughter who died a few years before, an acknowledgment of the transience of life, a memorial to Vienna, an evocation of fading Austrian and Bohemian landscapes, a homage to a vanishing European cultural world.
 
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  Gustav Mahler
  Symphony No. 9 81'31
01 I. Andante comodo 28'08
02 II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers 16'45
03 III. Rondo-Burleske 12'31
04 IV. Adagio 24'07
 
  Album total 81'32
ComposerMahler, Gustav
OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo

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