Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4, Abbado (2-CD)

Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4, Abbado (2-CD)


Discs: 2
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: September 16, 1996

“[Abbado] achieves an overall satisfying rendition both through his straightforward conducting and his careful attention to the work’s color and dynamic shadings.” — Classics Today

Mahler’s Wunderhorn symphonies (1–4) have long been adored by audiences for their pastoral qualities, juxtaposed by moments of sheer majesty and breadth. In this 2-disc set, Claudio Abbado leads 2 of the world’s leading orchestras — the Vienna Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra—in two of the most beloved symphonies of Mahler. From the opening sleigh bells of the Fourth to the glorious choral ending of the Resurrection, prepare to be taken on a journey through the mind and music of this masterful composer.


Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Frederica von Stade mezzo-soprano
Vienna Philharmonic
May 1977, Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna

Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection)
Carol Neblett soprano
Marilyn Horne mezzo-soprano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hilils director
February 1976, Medinah Temple, Chicago

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