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Classical - Released November 10, 2017 | CAvi-music

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Symphonic Music - Released March 16, 2018 | CAvi-music

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Classical - Released August 18, 2017 | CAvi-music

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"The Fourth is Mahler’s most transparent and lyrical symphony – almost a chamber symphony. Probably also due to its rather reduced format, it has been received in unique and contradictory ways. Even during the time when international audiences had practically no knowledge of Mahler’s music, the Fourth remained relatively popular. Today it is regarded as less impressive than the First, Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies; from my point of view, however, this stems from an unacceptable misunderstanding. Stylistically, the Fourth poses a truly special challenge I find quite exciting. It is Mahler’s “Pastoral Symphony”. The musical style of the Vienna Secession movement tended to integrate elements of Viennese musical tradition into purely classical works. Many listeners did not take that tendency seriously and branded it as harking back to overbaked ideas (I overheard statements to this effect when I was a child). Of all Mahler’s symphonies, the Fourth is perhaps the one where he puts those Viennese elements most clearly on display. I once even heard the cruel remark that Mahler’s Fourth Symphony amounted to nothing else than the expression of his sadness for not being Schubert. Frankly, this music is everything else but a Schubert imitation. Much of Schubert – and of Haydn – admittedly does resurface here, along with typical Viennese effects including a particular kind of glissando, for instance, and those stylistic means are one of the Fourth’s essential elements. We should therefore perform them in a way that makes them quite noticeable." (from booklet)
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Symphonic Music - Released August 25, 2009 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released November 17, 2009 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released May 24, 2007 | Da Capo

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Classical - Released June 4, 2013 | Da Capo

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Classical - Released November 6, 2012 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released October 1, 2010 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 2008 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released August 2, 2011 | Da Capo

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Classical - Released November 1, 2016 | Nimbus Records

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Classical - Released August 26, 2016 | CAvi-music

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For the first installment of the Mahler Edition on CAvi-music, Adam Fischer leads a live performance of the Symphony No. 7 in E minor, assembled from different concerts in late November 2015. Perhaps the oddest of Mahler's symphonies in its structure and quirky mix of vernacular styles, the piece has been unofficially nicknamed "The Song of the Night," due to its dark first movement, its two Nachtmusiken, and the shadowy Scherzo at its center; only the bright and bumptious Rondo-Finale alleviates the pervasive nocturnal feeling. A conductor less attentive to formal considerations might let this symphony drift into a series of eccentric episodes or pseudo-tone poems, but Fischer maintains a clear sense of momentum through the five movements and firmly keeps the symphony on its "from dusk till dawn" trajectory. The Düsseldorf Symphony plays with skill and precision, keeping together without any signs of fatigue and playing with the commitment and passionate intensity of the world's great Mahler orchestras. This may be a curious way to begin a Mahler cycle, but this Seventh is an excellent indicator of great things to come.
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Full Operas - Released January 26, 2010 | Da Capo

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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1993 | Nimbus Records

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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 1991 | Capriole

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Symphonic Music - Released October 12, 2018 | CAvi-music

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Full Operas - Released October 5, 2010 | Da Capo

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