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Mahler : Symphony No. 3

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on May 5, 2017 by Channel Classics Records

Main artist: Iván Fischer

Genre: Classical > Symphonic Music > Symphonies

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (September 2017) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (June 2017) - 4 étoiles de Classica (September 2017)

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Album : 1 disk - 6 tracks Total length : 01:35:45

    Symphony No. 3 in D Major (Gustav Mahler)
  1. 1 I. Kräftig Entschieden

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

  2. 2 II. Tempo di Menuetto, Sehr mässig

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

  3. 3 III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

  4. 4 IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso. Durchaus ppp

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

  5. 5 V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

  6. 6 VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden

    Budapest Festival Orchestra - Iván Fischer, Conductor - Gustav Mahler, Composer Copyright : (C) 2017 Channel Classics

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As Iván Fischer approaches the completion of his live Mahler cycle with the Budapest Festival Orchestra on Channel Classics, he unexpectedly jumps backward to one of the early symphonies, the Symphony No. 3 in D minor. Fischer is known to take his time studying scores and absorbing them thoroughly before committing to making a recording, so he appears to have waited for more than a decade for something in this work to develop and lead to a fuller understanding. The Symphony No. 3 is Mahler's longest symphony, based in part on material he had used in his song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn, so it is challenging in terms of balancing its unusual six-movement form and interpreting its content. That Fischer has achieved unity and clarity in his interpretation is evident in this lucid performance, which is deeply compelling for its dramatic contrasts and moving in its glorious evocation of the spiritual in nature. This 2017 audiophile release features contralto Gerhild Romberger in the somber fourth-movement setting of the "Midnight Song," taken from Friedrich Nietzche's Also sprach Zarathustra, and she is joined by the Cantemus Children's Choir and the Bavarian Radio Choir in the joyous fifth movement, which is a setting of the Wunderhorn song "Es sungen drei Engel einen süßen Gesang." Yet the purely orchestral Finale is one of Mahler's most sublime movements, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra plays with a warm radiance that brings this symphony to its inspiring conclusion.

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Specializing in classical music, the Dutch label Channel Classics Records was founded in 1990 by C.Jared Sacks, a young American born in Boston, Massachusetts. Sacks obtained a complete musical education (receiving lessons on trumpet, piano, composition and conducting) at Oberlin Conservatory and then at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, alongside gaining fifteen years of experience as a hornist. Then, in 1987, Sacks decided to focus more fully on his long-time hobby, sound recording, a passion that had driven him for many years. Due to his frustration at the fact that many classical interpretations were not as well recorded as he wished them to be, he decided to crea...

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