Mahler: Complete Symphonies / Wit, Halasz, Olson

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‘The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.’ This oft-quoted statement by Mahler serves to illustrate his extraordinary artistic ambition and focus. The journey through his symphonies is rich and emotionally charged, imbued as they are with the influences of his surroundings, his suffering as well as his joy, and his unique sense of satire. These critically acclaimed recordings culminate in the Tenth Symphony completed by Joe Wheeler (‘Heartily recommended’ – CDnow) and the box-set includes detailed notes and sung texts.

“…if you want to hear a performance that combines the best of just about all of the competing versions...then this is way to go.” on Symphony No. 8

“Antoni Wit conducts a fresh, spontaneous-sounding reading, beautifully played and recorded.” Penguin Guide on Symphony No. 4.

“This is a very impressive recording indeed.” American Record Guide on Symphonies Nos. 3 & 10.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: 8501502

  • UPC: 730099150248

  • Label: Naxos

  • Composer: Gustav Mahler

  • Conductor: Antoni Wit, Michael Halász, Robert Olson

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Cracow Philharmonic Boys' Choir, Cracow Philharmonic Chorus, Cracow Polish Radio/TV Chorus, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Boys' Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Performer: Ewa Podles, Hanna Lisowska, Jadwiga Rappé, Lynda Russell