New Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 & Ruckert-Lieder (Remastered) (2020) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

New Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli – Mahler: Symphony No. 5 & Rückert-Lieder (Remastered) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:33:49 minutes | 3,38 GB | Genre: Classical
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Barbirolli was a late convert to the music of Gustav Mahler. He had first come across it in 1930 when the Fourth Symphony, as heard for the first time at somebody else’s rehearsal, struck him as being thin, certainly by comparison with Berlioz and Wagner. After some early excursions at the beginning of his career – such as in 1931, when he conducted the Kindertotenlieder for Elena Gerhardt at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert in London – Mahler scarcely even figured in his programmes until 1946, when he included Das Lied von der Erde in his third season with the Halle Orchestra. Then in 1952 his friend, the critic Neville Cardus, recalling that Sir Hamilton Harty had given England its first hearing of the Ninth Symphony during his reign as Hallé conductor (1920–33), urged Barbirolli to consider conducting it himself. It was, said Cardus, “the ideal work” for him. Two years later the thing happened: moreover, that first-ever performance by Barbirolli of a Mahler symphony opened the floodgates to a 16-year period in which he embraced them all save No.8. The First, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth he subsequently recorded commercially, and radio recordings of several of the others have also appeared on CD.


Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor:

1.Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt13:46
2.Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: II. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit grösster Vehemenz15:14
3.Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: III. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell18:03
4.Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam09:50
5.Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: V. Rondo-Finale. Allegro17:32

Rückert Lieder:

6.Rückert Lieder: No. 1, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!01:34
7.Rückert Lieder: No. 2, Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft!02:41
8.Rückert Lieder: No. 3, Um Mitternacht05:52
9.Rückert Lieder: No. 4, Liebst du um Schönheit02:27
10.Rückert Lieder: No. 5, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen06:50