Mahler: Symphony No. 7 / Petrenko, Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Winner of a 2022 Gramophone Award for Best Orchestral Recording!
If one sought a musical manifestation of all the painful experiences and tragic failures of European history in the early 20th century, it would be impossible to overlook the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. Here, there is no harmony where discord is more fitting. Here, life cries out, with all the conflict and joy it proffers humanity. In their performances, Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester have enabled these experiences to resonate in remarkable fashion. What better way to launch the Bayerische Staatsopers new label than with this outstanding live concert recording. (Nikolaus Bachler, General Manager, Bayerische Staatsoper) Kirill Petrenko, general music director of the Bayerische Staatsoper from 2013 until 2020, conducts Gustav Mahlers Symphony No. 7 a pinnacle of the symphonic repertoire in a dramatic interpretation. This is the first audio-recording with Kirill Petrenko as chief conductor of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester.
Release Date: May 28, 2021
Catalog Number: BSOrec0001
Label: Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings
Period: Late Romantic
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian State Orchestra