Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9 – Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal (2014)
DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz | Time – 01:20:40 minutes | 3,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Source: ISO SACD | © Exton / Octavia Records Inc., Japan | Front Cover
Recorded: 15-17 Mar. 2014, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Yokohama Minato-Mirai Hall, Suntry Hall, Tokyo
Exton Laboratory Gold Line SACD! :: Eliahu Inbal conducts the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for this one point microphone recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. The work was premiered on 26 June 1912, at the Vienna Festival by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter.
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Eliahu Inbal (born 16 February 1936, Jerusalem) is an Israeli conductor. Inbal studied violin at the Israeli Academy of Music and took composition lessons with Paul Ben-Haim. Upon hearing him there, Leonard Bernstein endorsed a scholarship for Inbal to study conducting at the Conservatoire de Paris, and he also took courses with Sergiu Celibidache and Franco Ferrara in Hilversum, Netherlands. At Novara, he won first prize at the 1963 Guido Cantelli conducting competition.
Inbal made most of his early appearances in Italy, but a successful British debut in 1965 with the London Philharmonic led to a number of other engagements with British orchestras. He subsequently worked with a number of orchestras throughout Europe and in America, and eventually took joint British citizenship.
From 1974 to 1990, he was the principal conductor of the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt. With them, he was the first to record the original versions of several of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies, for which he won the Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplatten-Kritik. He also recorded a complete cycle of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler and Dmitri Shostakovich. From 1984 to 1989, he was chief conductor at La Fenice in Venice. From 2003 to 2011, he conducted a series of the complete symphonies of Bruckner at the Rheingau Musik Festival with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, concluding with the unfinished Ninth Symphony. He was appointed music director of La Fenice in January, 2007.
From 2009 to 2012, Inbal served as the chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. Inbal also served as the principal conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2014, and currently is the Conductor Laureate of the orchestra.
Inbal has conducted a wide variety of works. He is best known for his interpretations of late-Romantic works, but is also noted as an opera conductor, and has given the premieres of a number of modern works.
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 9 in D Major
1 I. Andante comodo 27:18
2 II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers 15:38
3 III. Rondo Burleske, Allegro assai 12:06
4 IV. Adagio 25:38
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Eliahu Inbal, conductor