CD Pierre Boulez Conducts Mahler, Boulez/CSO/Cleveland/VPO

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Discs 14
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date 2013

Pierre Boulez's Mahler cycle, which started in 1994 with the recording of the Sixth Symphony, has now reached its conclusion with the release of songs from Des Knabenwunderhorn and the Adagio from the Tenth Symphony. Without a doubt, this has been one of the greatest recording projects of its time - with two of the symphony recordings receiving Grammy® Awards.

The complete cycle of symphonies and songs is now presented for the first time in a single set of 14 CDs at a budget price. The set features the top orchestras: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Staatskapelle Berlin. The accompanying booklet includes a new essay by Wolfgang Stahr and the sung texts and English translations of all works (with the exception of Das Lied).


Disc 1:

Symphony No. 1 in D

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection": Totenfeier

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Disc 2:

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection"

Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano)
Wiener Singverein
Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 3:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 4:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor (conclusion)

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Women Chorus of Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Wiener Philharmoniker

2001 Grammy® Award, Best Orchestral Performance

Das Klagende Lied

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano)
Anna Larsson (contralto)
Johan Botha (tenor)
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 5:

Symphony No. 4 in G

Juliane Banse (soprano)
The Cleveland Orchestra

Disc 6:

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 7:

Symphony No. 6 in A minor

Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 8:

Symphony No. 7 in E minor

The Cleveland Orchestra

Discs 9 & 10:

Symphony No. 8 in E-flat, "Symphony of a Thousand"

Staatskapelle Berlin

Disc 11:

Symphony No. 9 in D

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1998 Grammy® Award, Best Orchestral Performance

Disc 12:

Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
The Cleveland Orchestra

Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp: Adagio

The Cleveland Orchestra

Disc 13:

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)
Wiener Philharmoniker


Violeta Urmana (soprano)
Wiener Philharmoniker


Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Wiener Philharmoniker

Disc 14:

Das Lied von der Erde

Michael Schade (tenor)
Violeta Urmana (soprano)
Wiener Philharmoniker

Pierre Boulez (conductor)