Gurzenich-Orchester Koln & Francois-Xavier Roth – Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2019) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln & François-Xavier Roth – Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:33:23 minutes | 875 MB | Genre: Classical
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The premiere of Mahler’s Third Symphony took place in June 1902 in Krefeld (not far from Düsseldorf), but it was indeed the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne which gave that first performance… greeted with acclaim – this was not always the composer’s experience with his masterpieces. Originally conceived as a hymn to Nature, in which the inert chaos of the opening movement is gradually left behind, the work calls for enormous forces (large orchestra, women’s choir, boys’ choir, and contralto soloist) and at each hearing leaves an unforgettable impression on the audience. Such was the case in October 2018, when François-Xavier Roth led the esteemed successors of the work’s first interpreters in this latest Mahler adventure.

01. Symphony No. 3, Part I: No. 1. Kräftig. Entschieden
01. Symphony No. 3, Part II: No. 2. Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig
02. Symphony No. 3, Part II: No. 3. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
03. Symphony No. 3, Part II: No. 4. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp
04. Symphony No. 3, Part II: No. 5. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
05. Symphony No. 3, Part II: No. 6. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Francois-Xavier Roth, conductor