CD Review: Mahler 8 – Tennstedt

In advance of the March release on the LPO Label, the 29 January 1991 live performance of Mahler’s Symphony No 8 with Klaus Tennstedt was reviewed in BBC Radio 3’s Mahler new releases edition of CD Review.

You can listen to the programme until Friday 18 February via iplayer (UK only), which includes two preview excerpts of the recording.   The Mahler reviews begin at 1hour 30mins into the programme, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording is reviewed at 2 hours 27 minutes.

Edward Seckerson said: This is what Mahler is all about; in the moment with everything dependent on the moment.  Tennstedt was a past master at that…. This is Tennstedt shaking his fist at the naysayers, and the fervour of it is quite unparallelled.

Mahler Symphony No 8 (Resurrection)
KLAUS TENNSTEDT conductor

JÚLIA VÁRADY soprano; Magna Peccatrix

JANE EAGLEN soprano; Una Poenitentium

SUSAN BULLOCK soprano (Mater Gloriosa)

TRUDELIESE SCHMIDT alto; Mulier Samaritana

JADWIGA RAPPÉ alto; Maria Aegyptiaca

KENNETH RIEGEL tenor; Doctor Marianus

EIKE WILM SCHULTE baritone; Pater Ecstaticus

HANS SOTIN bass; Pater Profundus

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and CHOIR

ETON COLLEGE BOYS’ CHOIR

LONDON SYMPHONY CHORUS

LPO-0053, on sale from 28 February 2011.  £10.99 (2 CD set)
Order your copy now from the LPO website and listen to excerpts.

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