Mahler: The Complete Symphonies / Feltz, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic

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To record such a global oeuvre as Gustav Mahler’s ten symphonies is a truly Herculean task. After 15 years of intensive musical labor, Gabriel Feltz, former participant of the Deutsche Musikrat’s Conductors Forum and now General Music Director of the City of Dortmund, has produced a really impressive complete recording, and is the only German conductor of his generation to have done so. Two orchestras, namely the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the Dortmund Philharmonic, can be heard on this highly acclaimed album cycle. Once again it reveals Feltz’s instinct to focus on the inner core of Mahler’s music, even in these almost over-exuberant works. Fono Forum praised him for his “recordings which are conceived with a cool head”, and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten rejoiced at “a production of unfettered sound contrasts”. In September 2021 the project reached its dazzling conclusion with the release of the stunning 9th symphony and the original, two movement fragment of the 10th symphony.

The complete edition includes a 108-page booklet with comments by the conductor on all works as well as an original contribution by Volker Hagedorn.

Excerpts of select reviews from previously released volumes included in this set:

Feltz's Mahler Fourth certainly shows off the prowess of his relatively unheralded ensemble. The playing is buoyant and alive as well as disciplined.

-- Gramophone

The vocals heard in this performance of the Eighth Symphony are all especially vibrant, and Feltz creates an ideal sense of propulsive energy without ever sounding rushed. There is something special about the earthy, deeply felt playing of these so-called second-tier European orchestras that works wonderfully for Mahler.

-- Fanfare



Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 01, 2022


  • Catalog Number: DGCD21140


  • UPC: 4260014871409


  • Label: Dreyer Gaido


  • Number of Discs: 14


  • Composer: Gustav Mahler


  • Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra



Works:


  1. Symphony No. 1 in D major, 'Titan'

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  2. Symphony No 2, 'Resurrection'

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno

    Performer: Chen Reiss (Soprano), Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Mezzo-Soprano)

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  3. Symphony No. 3

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno (female members)

    Performer: Alexandra Petersamer (Mezzo-Soprano)

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  4. Mahler: Symphony No. 4

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Jeannette Wernecke (Soprano)

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  5. Symphony No. 5

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  6. Symphony No. 6 in A minor, 'Tragic'

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  7. Symphony No. 7

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  8. Symphony No. 8, 'Symphony of a Thousand'

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno, Slovak Philharmonic Choir Bratislava, Children's Chorus of the Dortmund Academic Choir

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  9. Symphony No. 9

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz


  10. Symphony No. 10 (Adagio & Purgatorio)

    Composer: Gustav Mahler

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Gabriel Feltz