Mahler Bernstein Conducts Mahler: The Vinyl Edition 180g 15LP
180g Vinyl 15LP Box Set!
Bernstein's Legendary Recordings Of The Complete Mahler Symphonies!
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Leonard Bernstein became Mahler's ambassador in the post-war world. He did more
than just unveil the masterly craftsmanship of Mahler's music. His performances
situated Mahler in a full-blown universe of action, thought, feeling and music
making never previously explored on this scale by a creative musician. The
discovery was new and staggering. It catapulted Mahler to the pinnacle of
worldwide recognition. It turned this ever-inquisitive, rambling composer into a
classical figure of a stature that had hardly existed before. At the same time,
Bernstein found, in Mahler's uniqueness, a secret rapport with his own artistic
inclinations, which Mahler's music seemed virtually to foreshadow. He simply had
to serve this composer, a man cut from the same cloth as himself.
Sony Classical releases Bernstein's legendary recordings of the complete Mahler
Symphonies with the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra
(plus the Kindertotenlieder with Jennie Tourel and Janet Baker) on LP, the
format these recordings were made for, on 180-gram audiophile vinyl. The set
comes with the original facsimile sleeves and labels and the original liner
notes plus an essay by the famous German writer on music, Klaus Geitel.
"Upon reflection, Mahler's music was one of the most successful revivals
of the 20th century. Bernstein was the perfect exponent, for his deep affinity
for Mahler's music was obvious to anyone. There can be no doubt that Bernstein
empathized with Mahler on a profoundly personal level. Both were complicated
men, their musical ambitions forever conflicted between conducting and
composing. Both men were omnivorous intellectuals; both were subject to
tremendous mood swings that could be all but incapacitating. Most important,
though, is the fact that both Bernstein and Mahler distilled their joys and
sufferings into art, the proof of which may be found in this set." — Tim
• 180g Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 15LP Box Set
• Two single LPs & Six gatefold albums
• High quality heavyweight slipcase packaging
• Mastered and pressed at MPO International, France
• Individual LPs mirror the original artwork and labels of the first releases
from 1960 to 1968
• Includes limited time digital download card for full audio of each symphony
PLUS digital bonus "Gustav Mahler Remembered"
• Leaflet with essay on Bernstein's Mahler by Klaus Geitel
London Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Gustav Mahler (1833-1897)
LP 1: MS 7069: Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"
LP 2-3: MS 6543: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection"
LP 4-5: MS 6335: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
LP 6: MS 6152: Symphony No. 4 in G Major
LP 7-8: M2S 698: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor & Kindertotenlieder
LP 9-11: M3S 776 Symphony No. 6 in A Minor, "Tragic" & Symphony No. 9 in D Major
LP 12-13: M2S 739: Symphony No. 7
LP 14-15: M2S 751: Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major