Tennstedt / Mahler: Symphony No. 8


© 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd

℗ 1991 BBC

Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, 27 January 1991

Total playing time: 87:22

DDD Stereo

Released March 2011

CD: Tennstedt / Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Mahler Symphony No. 8

Klaus Tennstedt conductor
Júlia Várady Magna Peccatrix
Jane Eaglen Una Poenitentium
Susan Bullock Mater Gloriosa
Trudeliese Schmidt Mulier Samaritana
Jadwiga Rappé Maria Aegyptiaca
Kenneth Riegel Doctor Marianus
Eike Wilm Schulte Pater Ecstaticus
Hans Sotin Pater Profundus
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Eton College Boys’ Choir
London Symphony Chorus
David Nolan leader
Richard Cooke, Stephen Westrop chorus masters

Mahler wrote his Eighth Symphony in the summer of 1906, a time that Mahler’s wife Alma remembered as their ‘last summer of peace and beauty and content’. Uniting the text of the hymn ‘Veni, Creator Spiritus’ with the final scene of Goethe’s Faust, Mahler created the gigantic musical edifice that came to be known as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ conducted here by one of the 20th century’s greatest Mahler interpreters, Klaus Tennstedt.


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