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MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra, Stenz)

Composer(s):Mahler, Gustav
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue OC653
Label Oehms Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 10.99
 

 
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USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

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Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By John Quinn,MusicWeb International,March 2013

This is a considerable recording of the Eighth and it’s a splendid addition to the Stenz cycle. Indeed, I believe it’s one of the best issues in the series to date…Markus Stenz, in offering us a clear-sighted approach to this mammoth score manages to keep his sense of proportion and objectivity without sacrificing excitement. He really has the measure of this music and he puts it across very well indeed. His soloists…deliver their demanding parts expertly and with ringing conviction. The choirs do very well indeed and the orchestral playing is perhaps the best I’ve heard from the Gürzenich-Orchester…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


Review By Robert Cummings,Classical Net,February 2013

This is mostly a bright triumphant symphony…Stenz shapes the orchestral playing and choral singing brilliantly, showing he is alert to just about every subtlety in the scoring. The Accende lumen sensibus in the first movement comes across with an ecstatic energy in its celestial sweep. The solo singers come across with both passion and commitment throughout; the various choruses sing with kinetic energy and vivid color; and the orchestra plays with such spirit and accuracy. On the whole, this performance makes other reasonably good efforts sound comparatively timid, almost flaccid.

Notable among the excellent soloists here is Barbara Haveman, who sings with beauty, intelligence, and even a sense of adventure…

more....


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