Leonard Bernstein conducts Mahler: Complete Symphonies 16 LP Limited & Numbered Edition
- Leonard Bernstein’s complete recordings of Mahler’s Symphonies on Deutsche Grammophon collected for the first time on vinyl
- Recordings with the Concertgebouworkest, New York Philharmonic, and Wiener Philharmoniker
- Soloists include Barbara Hendricks (No. 2), Christa Ludwig (Nos. 2 & 3) and, among others, José van Dam (No. 8)
- First international vinyl release of the recordings of Symphonies Nos. 8 and 10
- Remastered and cut by Emil Berliner Studios from the original sources
- All Symphonies are presented in sleeves or gatefolds respectively based on the original releases
- Sleeves are based on the original artwork by Art Deco Artist Erté
- Original liner notes about the works (English/German)
- Additional liner notes by Rainer Maillard (Emil Berliner Studios)
- Facsimiles of the recording documentation
- 180g pressings by Optimal
- Limited & Numbered Edition
For Leonard Bernstein, a Mahler performance was never a matter of routine. Indeed he frequently turned to Mahler on occasions of special significance, not just for him but for the world at large. Mahler’s symphonies still arouse our emotions like few others, with their unique sense of loss and radiant affirmation. Bernstein’s acclaimed 1980s cycle — “a personal statement by one great musician on another” (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs) — was recorded with three orchestras themselves closely linked to Mahler's compositional and conductorial output, in which Bernstein “finds the universal in Mahler’s exquisite, often tortured self-consciousness” (Time Magazine): the Concertgebouworkest, the New York Philharmonic, and the Wiener Philharmoniker.
Leonard Bernstein's acclaimed 1980s cycle of Mahler's symphonies, recorded with three orchestras themselves closely tied to the composer - the Concertgebouworkest, the New York Philharmonic, and the Wiener Philharmoniker. Soloists include Barbara Hendricks (No. 2), Christa Ludwig (Nos. 2 & 3) and, among others, Jose van Dam (No. 8).
This deluxe 16 LP limited and numbered edition presents the original Erte artwork, original plus new liner notes, and facsimiles of the recording documentation.
“(…) as if they were written expressly for Bernstein to conduct” — GRAMOPHONE
“Bernstein's 1980s readings of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 are generally recognized as the finest available … The famous Adagietto (Symphony 4) is well-nigh perfect … DG’s recording of the Sixth combin[es] analytical clarity with unusual depth of sonority … The Scherzo, very sharply characterized … the finale is beyond praise … This is musicmaking of awesome power and control.” — GRAMOPHONE
“To play any Mahler symphony, you have to give it your whole heart and body and soul and everything.” — LEONARD BERNSTEIN