Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Symphony No.8 SACD Bluray
SACD + Bluray | Rco | 5425008378961 | RCO 13002 | 06-13
There are no more human voices, only planets and suns revolving in their orbits,’ wrote Gustav Mahler to his friend Willem Mengelberg on 18 August 1906. The day before, he had completed the sketches of the Eighth Symphony in little more than three weeks, and that after a very hectic season.
During the 1960s the orchestra and Bernard Haitink started recording a Mahler discography that still remains one of the cornerstones of any Mahlerian's collection. Ricccardo Chailly's tenure as chief conductor yielded another brilliant Mahler cycle and now Mariss Jansons is steadily building his tribute to the composer.
Recorded during the same Mahler cycle as the recently released Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 – part of the full Mahler cycle that the orchestra performed in the 2009-2011 seasons to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday and 100th anniversary of his death - Mariss Jansons's interpretation of the Eight Symphony is one more jewel in the crown of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; with a star-studded cast and excellent choral forces, this Symphony of a Thousand left a lasting impression on the audience.
1Symphony No. 8 in E flat majorPart I24:39Composer: Mahler, Gustav
2Symphony No. 8 in E flat majorPart II55:28Composer: Mahler, Gustav