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Mahler - Symphony No. 8

Composer Gustav Mahler
Performer Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
Barry Banks
Sasha Cooke
Christian Immler
Jess Dandy
Minnesota Boychoir
The Minnesota Chorale
National Lutheran Choir
Julian Orlishausen
Carolyn Sampson
Jacquelyn Wagner
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2496 SACD
EAN 7318599924960
Format SACD Hybrid

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

Release date Dec 2023
Total time 83'13

A mass for the masses: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony
For its final concert of the 2021–22 season and Osmo Vänskä’s last as artistic director, the Minnesota Orchestra chose to present Mahler’s mammoth Eighth Symphony, which calls for one of the largest complement of performers in the history of music, a symbol of the communitarian spirit of collective cultural, social and religious-philosophical endeavour in what has been referred to as a ‘Mass for the Masses’. Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, unlike his others, reveals &&&no contrary despairing voice. It is instead a monumentally affirmative expression of human spiritual achievement achieved through the union of two seemingly incompatible texts: the Latin hymn Veni Creator Spiritus and the conclusion of the second part of Goethe’s Faust.
Its première in Munich in September 1910 gave rise to the greatest triumph of Mahler’s career, and a rollcall of European royalty and the artistic élite attended the final public rehearsal and the performances.
The Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä are here joined by Carolyn Sampson, Jacquelyn Wagner, Sasha Cooke, Jess Dandy, Barry Banks, Julian Orlishausen, Christian Immler as well as the Minnesota Chorale, the National Lutheran Choir, the Minnesota Boychoir and the Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir.
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  Gustav Mahler
  Symphony No. 8 in E flat major - Part I 23'20
01 Veni creator spiritus 1'21
02 Imple superna gratia 4'09
03 Infirma nostri corporis 1'44
04 Tempo I. Allegro, etwas hastig 1'26
05 Infirma nostri corporis II 2'52
06 Accende lumen sensibus 4'44
07 Veni, Creator... Da gaudiorum praemia 4'12
08 Gloria sit Patri Domino 2'52
  Symphony No. 8 in E flat major - Part II 59'38
09 Poco adagio 7'13
10 Più mosso (Allegro moderato) 3'17
11 Waldung, sie schwankt heran 5'23
12 Ewiger Wonnebrand 1'50
13 Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen 4'45
14 Gerettet ist das edle Glied - Hände verschlinget 1'01
15 Jene Rosen aus den Händen 2'05
16 Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest 1'47
17 Ich spür' soeben 1'16
18 Höchste Herrscherin der Welt 4'35
19 Dir, der Unberührbaren 4'01
20 Bei der Liebe 4'54
21 Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche 0'46
22 Er überwächst uns schon 3'21
23 Komm! Hebe dich zu höhern Sphären 7'43
24 Alles Vergängliche 5'41
  Album total 83'13
ComposerMahler, Gustav
OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra
ConductorVanska (Vänskä), Osmo
ChoirAngelica Cantanti Youth Choirs
Minnesota Boychoir
Minnesota Chorale, The
National Lutheran Choir
SopranoSampson, Carolyn
Wagner, Jacquelyn
AltoCooke, Sasha
Jess Dandy
TenorBanks, Barry
BaritoneOrlishausen, Julian
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