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Mahler – Symphony No.3

Composer Gustav Mahler
Performer Jennifer Johnston
Minnesota Boychoir
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Catalogue Number BIS-2486 SACD
EAN 7318599924861
Format SACD Hybrid

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

  –  2 discs
Release date Jun 2024
Total time 104'06

The Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä bring us Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, an extraordinary work by any standards. Scored for extended Wagnerian woodwind and brass sections, posthorn, a large array of percussion, women’s chorus, alto soloist, and boys’ choir, the symphony has a duration of over 100 minutes and is filled with extreme emotion, revealing what the composer wanted to say about his own connection with nature and humanity’s place in it: “My symphony will be something the world has never heard before! The whole of nature will have a voice in it…” he wrote about this mammoth work.

The recording was made following a concert performance in November 2022. In this musical communion with nature, we hear the beautiful voices of English mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, the Minnesota Boychoir, and the women of the Minnesota Chorale. The symphony’s finale, a deeply absorbing adagio, might simply be some of the most beautiful music ever written. The last work recorded by the Minnesota Orchestra and its conductor laureate, Osmo Vänskä, Mahler’s Third Symphony is a fitting culmination to this complete cycle, which began in 2016.
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Disc 1
  Symphony No. 3 in D minor Part i
01 I. Kräftig. Entschieden 36'11
Disc 2
  Symphony No. 3 in D minor Part II 67'55
01 II. Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig 9'41
02 III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast 19'07
03 IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp 10'26
04 V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck 4'24
05 VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden 24'17
  Album total 104'06 is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions