Mahler, Symphony No.6 in A minor



Long considered as a particularly demanding and difficult work, the
6th Symphony was begun in 1903, completed the following year and premiered
in Essen on 27 May 1906. Superficially, it is the most conventional in that
it follows the traditional four-movement form and ends in the key in which
it begins. Although this key, A minor, is a tragic one in Mahler's oeuvre,
the work itself is not a song of despair, but a dense and forceful
testimony of furious inner battles whose outcome remains unclear until the
very end. Leonard Bernstein was the first conductor ever to record all of
Mahler's symphonies not only on disk, but also on video. The Mahler cycle
was the first project in the more than 20-year-long association between
Leonard Bernstein and Unitel. The leading Mahler interpreter of our time,
Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985,
chiefly with the Vienna Philharmonic, producing a unique musical document
and triggering a major re-appreciation of Mahler's works.





Composer: Gustav Mahler
Title: Mahler, Symphony No.6 in A minor
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Genre: Concert
Length: 85 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004544
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The DVD is also released within the complete "Mahler / Bernstein" DVD package which is available in selected stores worldwide and through Amazon or JPC.