Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.
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''Die folgende knappe Stunde ist eine akustische Delikatesse. Trevor Pinnock wird seinem Ruf als Meister der Intonation klassischer Klänge mehr als gerecht, und zu seinem Glück hat er einen profunden Tonmeister an seiner Seite.''more >>Herald Scotland
Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2014: #7 'Scotland's opera superstar mines incredible depth of emotion from these songs, as her mezzo-soprano range is sensitively matched by Simon Lepper's piano accompaniment.'more >>Herald Scotland
Pick of 2014: '...Karen Cargill released a breathtaking album of songs by Gustav and Alma Mahler...'more >>American Record Guide
'To say my hopes were exceeded barely begins to describe his transcendent reading.'more >>ConcertoNet.com
'The pliant and rapturous playing of the Philharmonia, the outstanding soloists, and Zander’s powerful and fresh reading make this an exciting release and a welcome addition to the catalogue.’more >>MahlerReviews.com
'...beautiful, and beautifully captured...'more >>The Times
'...the Philharmonia generates a tremendously rich sound.'more >>AllMusic.com
'...one of the best of 2013.'more >>Pizzicato
‘Any committed Mahlerian should not miss the release.’more >>Boston Globe
‘It’s tender and reverent, and full of detail.’more >>