Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus

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Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is arguably the grandest and most ambitious piece of symphonic music ever written. The composer himself regarded it as his opus summum, and an incredible number of participants at the hugely successful Munich première in 1910 earned it the nickname “Symphony of a Thousand”. At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, Riccardo Chailly commanded almost 500 musicians, and the overwhelming result of their joint effort inspired the Leipzig-based and internationally renowned artist Neo Rauch to the painting for the cover of this DVD.

Recorded live at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 26–27 May 2011.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German & Latin (original sung texts), German, English, French
Running time: 92 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: ACC20222

  • UPC: 4260234830194

  • Label: ACCENTUS Music

  • Composer: Gustav Mahler

  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Children's Choir, Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig St. Thomas Church Choir

  • Performer: Christiane Oelze, Dietrich Henschel, Erika Sunnegardh, Georg Zeppenfeld, Gerhild Romberger, Lioba Braun, Ricarda Merbeth, Stephen Gould