Mahler: Totenfeier


In this live recording from the Royal Festival Hall the OAE shines its musical torch into the realms of some later repertoire, shedding new light on the music of Mahler. Conducted by Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski, this CD includes Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer), written in the wake of an unhappy affair with a soprano, and the extraordinarily exciting and powerful Totenfeier, Mahler’s first foray into orchestral music, and later reworked into the opening movement of his second symphony.

The OAE’s period instruments emphasise its rawness, just as they point up the anguished detail of the accompaniments to the Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen, in which mezzo Sarah Connolly allows the words and Mahler’s treatment of them to speak for themselves, without unnecessary gilding – The Guardian

Vladimir Jurowski’s brisk and thrusting account with the period instrument players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment makes a strong case for the composer’s original thoughts – The Irish Times

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Sarah Connolly

Vladimir Jurowski

RELEASE DATE: 24/09/2012
BARCODE: 635212025925

1. Totenfeier

Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen

2. Wenn mein Schatz

3. Gieng Heut

4. Ich Hab

5. Die zwei Augen

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