MAHLER: 10 SYMPHONIES - KUBELIK, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (10 CDS + BLU-RAY AUDIO)
Mahler: 10 Symphonies
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major - Adagio
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik
“It has taken us all the wars and suffering to understand Mahler ... Nobody else has dared to put so many human problems into their music, or tried to work out those problems in terms of music ... I know of no composer, except Beethoven, who expressed such a love of mankind.” RAFAEL KUBELÍK
Rafael Kubelík’s recordings of the Mahler symphonies (1967 – 1971) presented on 10CDs, plus (for the first time) a single Blu-ray Audio disc presenting all ten symphonies at hi-res 24-bit / 96kHz
80 page booklet in English, German and French, includes sung texts and two notes: “Mahler and his time” by Karl Schumann and “On the interpretation of Mahler’s symphonies” by Constantin Floros. An original jacket collection, presented in a capbox
Rafael Kubelík’s recordings of the Mahler symphonies, set down between 1967 and 1971, have been praised ever since their release. Half a century later, they still number among the reference recordings of Mahler’s symphonic cycle. Kubelik passionately championed Mahler’s music when it was still unfashionable to do so. Notably, this was the first Mahler cycle to be performed and recorded by a German orchestra.