Mahler, Symphony No.3 in D minor



This production with Christa Ludwig, alto, the "Konzertvereinigung Wiener
Staatsopernchor", the Vienna Boys' Choir and the Vienna Philharmonic was
recorded at Vienna's "Musikvereinssaal" in 1972. 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,
roducing a unique musical document and triggering a major reappreciation
of Mahler's works. "All Mahler symphonies, all Mahler works for that
matter, deal in extremes, extremes of dynamic, of tempo, of emotional
meaning. When it is bare, it's extremely bare, when it is thick and rich,
it's thicker and richer than anything in 'Götterdämmerung', and when it
is suffering it suffers to a point that no music has ever suffered before."
(Leonard Bernstein)





Composer: Gustav Mahler
Title: Mahler, Symphony No.3 in D minor
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soloist: Christa Ludwig
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Chorus: Wiener Sängerknaben, KV Wiener Staatsopernchor
Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Genre: Concert
Length: 107 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004516
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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.