Mahler: Symphony No. 8 / Fischer, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony
The Utah Symphony is one of America’s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, history and recording legacy. Here they join with the internationally-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to present a thrilling and authoritative interpretation of the immense Mahler Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a Thousand.” This new release was recorded live in February 2016, from concerts in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah, sponsored by the O.C. Tanner Gift of Music. This organization was founded over 30 years ago through the combined vision of Obert C. Tanner and Gordon B. Hinckley, to share performances of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony, as a gift to the community.
Thierry Fischer’s Utah recording will take some doing to be beaten. The overall sensitivity to the composer’s intentions is perhaps the performance's most remarkable asset (every nuance and facet is found, from the more restrained coloristic passages to the great swells of orchestral excitement).
– Classical CD Choice
Catalog Number: FR-725SACD
Label: Reference Recordings
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Madeleine Choir School Choristers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Amy Owens, Barry Banks, Celena Shafer, Charlotte Helekant, Jordan Bisch, Markus Werba, Orla Boylan, Tamara Mumford