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Václav Neumann - Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "The Symphony of a Thousand" album mp3
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    Václav Neumann
  • Title:
    Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "The Symphony of a Thousand"
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    Symphony
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    01:19:11
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Mahler's colossal eighth symphony, literally a Symphony of a Thousand, was yet more proof that he was one of the most ambitious and visionary composers of the romantic era. There’s a supreme confidence in much of Mahler’s music – a sense that here was a composer who was utterly at home and assured of his own position in the world. The very nicknames of his symphonies (Titan, Resurrection and here the Symphony of a Thousand) only serve to highlight the point. And yet, when it came to his Symphony N., Mahler was troubled

Mahler: Symphony N. Seen in hundreds of theatres across North and South America, this is the emotionally charged culmination of Gustavo Dudamel's 2012 Mahler cycles in Los Angeles and Caracas: Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand" - 1400 American and Venezuelan performers assembled for a event and one of the most ambitious live recordings ever made

The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the "Symphony of a Thousand", although the work is normally presented with far fewer than a thousand performers and the composer did not sanction that name. The work was composed in a single inspired burst, at Maiernigg in southern Austria in the summer of 1906.

Even in Gustav Mahler’s time, the Eighth Symphony was called the Symphony of a Thousand. The title may seem sensational, but not inappropriate. For no less than eight vocal soloists, two large mixed choirs, a boys’ choir, a large symphony orchestra, a separate brass ensemble and an organ are required for the performance. But its monumental grandness is not only due to its instrumental and vocal forces, but equally because of its global textual basis.

The Symphony No. Because it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the "Symphony of a Thousand". Mahler arrived at Maiernigg in June 1906 with the draft manuscript of his Seventh Symphony; he intended to spend time revising the orchestration until an idea for a new work should strike. The composer's wife Alma Mahler, in her memoirs, says that for a fortnight Mahler was "haunted by the spectre of failing inspiration"; Mahler's recollection, however, is that on the first day of the vacation he was seized by the creative spirit, and plunged immediately into composition of the work that would become his Eighth Symphony. The work was composed in a single inspired burst, at Maiernigg in southern Austria in the summer of 1906

Credits

Wolfgang Bechstein - Liner Note Translation
Gabriela Benacková - Soprano (Vocal)
Jiri Chvala - Choir Master
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - Orchestra
Czech Radio Chorus - Choir/Chorus
Catherine Duclert-Yokoyama - Liner Note Translation
Terry Graham - Liner Note Translation
Kuhn Children's Chorus - Children's Chorus
Milan Maly - Choir Master
Libuse Marova - Alto (Vocals)
Naomi Monma - Liner Notes
Thomas Moser - Tenor (Vocal)
Václav Neumann - Conductor, Primary Artist
Inga Nielsen - Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Novak - Bass (Vocal)
Prague Philharmonic Choir - Choir/Chorus
Wolfgang Schone - Baritone (Vocal)
Vera Soukupova - Alto (Vocals)
Daniela Sounova - Soprano (Vocal)
Josef Veselka - Choir Master

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")
1 Part 1. Hymnus Veni, creator spiritus Gustav Mahler Václav Neumann 24:19
2 Part 2. Final scene from Goethe's Faust (Beginning) Gustav Mahler Václav Neumann 21:22

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")
1 Part 2. Final scene from Goethe's Faust (Conclusion) Gustav Mahler Václav Neumann 33:30