Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphonies 1-9

Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphonies 1-9

900719 (BR Klassik, CD, 12 discs)

COMPILATION (4 November 2022)
Tracks: 4 + 5 + 1 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 24 + 4 + 20 + 11
Booklet pages: 48
℗ 2022 BRmedia Service GmbH
© 2022 BRmedia Service GmbH
Main country of recording: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Mariss Jansons - Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 published on 18 November 2022

various soloists
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons, conductor

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911):


Symphony No 1 in D


Symphony No 2 in C minor (Resurrection)


Symphony No 3 in D minor: Erste Abteilung


Symphony No 3 in D minor: Zweite Abteilung


Symphony No 4 in G for soprano and orchestra


Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor


Symphony No 6 in A minor


Symphony No 7 in E minor - first recording of the Gustav Mahler Society's new critical edition


Symphony No 8 in E flat minor ('Symphony of a Thousand')


Symphony No 9 in D


Mariss Jansons rehearses Mahler's Symphony No 3 with the BRSO


Mariss Jansons rehearses Mahler's Symphony No 5 with the BRSO

In the complete edition compiled by BR-Klassik, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of its long-time principal conductor Mariss Jansons explores Mahler's symphonic œuvre. This complete recording of Mahler's impressive symphonies is further enhanced by revealing rehearsal recordings and interesting interviews. In his nine symphonies, Gustav Mahler built up an entire world for himself and his listeners. More than almost any other composer, he tried in his symphonic works to get to the very bottom of the cycle of life, that eternal process of becoming and expiring – so what better complete set of symphonies to express the finest qualities of a modern-day conductor and the unique sound of a leading orchestra? In addition to the recordings of Mahler's nine symphonies, this 12-CD box set from BR-Klassik also includes two bonus CDs with revealing rehearsal recordings of the third (2010) and fifth symphonies (2016), a concert guide to the seventh, and interviews with Jansons on the fourth (2010) and seventh symphonies (2007). Jansons' fascination with Mahler's music is vividly conveyed in his comments during rehearsals and in the interviews.