Analogphonic / Deutsche Grammophon - LP43011 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
DG 427 328-1 - Limited Edition - Mastered by Kevin Gray - Pressed at Pallas Germany
Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic, alongside the New York Choral Artists and the Brooklyn Boys Chorus with soloist Christa Ludwig for this performance of Mahler's Third Symphony.
Leonard Bernstein more or less owned this symphony, and both this and his earlier Sony recording are superb. He was one of the few conductors who wasn't afraid of the musical insanity that Mahler unleashes in the first movement (a collision between two marches of very different character), and the New York Philharmonic is one of the few orchestras in the world with the stamina to carry the whole thing off.
This is the longest symphony ever written that's in the international repertoire, but listening to Bernstein's way with it, you'd never guess. This recording is also included in DG's magnificent box set of the complete Mahler symphonies.
• Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Lacquer Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany
• Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music
Christa Ludwig, altsolo
New York Choral Artists
Brooklyn Boys Chorus
New York Philharmonic
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 3
Erste Abteilung/Part 1
1. Kraftig. Entschieden
Zweite Abteilung/Part II
2. Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr massig
3. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
4. Sehr Langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp - O Mensch! Gib acht
5. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck - Es sungen drei Engel
6. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden