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Mahler: Symphony No.8 (DECCA The Originals) Original recording remastered


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Georg Solti, 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor. He was a major classical recording artist, holding the record for having received the most Grammy Awards, having personally won 31 as a conductor, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.[2] In addition to his recordings he is ... Read more in Amazon's Georg Solti Store

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  • Performer: Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Singverein Chorus, Vienna Boys Choir
  • Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (15 May 2006)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000E6EGYQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,240 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. "Veni creator spiritus" - Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Singverein, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
2. "Imple superna gratia" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
3. "Infirma nostri corporis" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
4. "Accende lumen sensibus" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
5. "Veni, Creator...Da gaudiorum praemia" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
6. "Gloria sit Patri Domino" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Helen Watts, Yvonne Minton, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
7. Poco adagio: Waldung, sie schwankt heran - Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
8. "Ewiger Wonnebrand" - John Shirley-Quirk, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
9. "Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen" - Martti Talvela, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
10. "Gerettet ist das edle Glied" - Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
11. "Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest" - Yvonne Minton, René Kollo, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
12. "Höchste Herrscherin der Welt" - Lucia Popp, René Kollo, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
13. "Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen" - Heather Harper, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
14. "Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche" - Lucia Popp, Arleen Augér, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Singverein, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
15. "Blicket auf zum Retterblick" - René Kollo, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Sängerknaben, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
16. "Alles Vergängliche" - Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, Yvonne Minton, Helen Watts, René Kollo, John Shirley-Quirk, Martti Talvela, Wiener Sängerknaben, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
This latest reissue of the classic account of 8th sounds great! I don't know very much about the 24-bit Super Digital Transfer, but is it my illusion that vocal and choral part sound more detailed and enhanced compared to the earlier issue? It adds to the sense of space and atmosphere towards the awe-inspiring finale.

As for the performance itself, it never looses its freshness, and it gives me the same impact and the transcendental experience as I listened to it for the first time. Lucia Popp and Arleen Auger's intensely beautiful singing still sends shivers down my spine. Solti conducts the both parts masterfully to let the music speak for itself most eloquently, without resorting to vulgar exaggeration and without losing the driving force of the whole symphony while, at the same time, letting every detail of the orchestration hang together seamlessly. The result is the truly heaven-bound listening experience (Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan)!
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By E. A. Redfearn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
Gustav Mahler composed this extraordinary work in only six weeks during the summer of 1906. Standing alongside his monumental 9th Symphony which he composed the following year, it remains one of THE symphonies of the 20thC. The work is broken down into two movements; Veni, Creator Spiritus, and the closing scene Part II from Goethe's Faust. Despite two rather different movements, they both work superbly. After listening to this version since I first purchased it during the spring of 1973, I still consider it to be the best currently available. Of course, other listeners will have their own favourites, and I would imagine Klaus Tennstedt's version recorded with the London Philharmonic wouldnt be far behind as regarding performance and sound.

In this version however, Solti succeeds admirably in maintaining a perfect balance between chorus, vocalists and orchestra. The playing by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is first class. The singing by vocalists Heather Harper; Lucia Popp; Arleen Auger; Yvonne Minton; Helen Watts; Rene Kollo (who sounds at his finest here) John Shirley-Quirk and Marti Talvela is so consistence throughout. And the chorus of the Vienna State Opera; Singverein Chorus and the Vienna Boys Choir enhanced the profound emotional aspect of this monumental work. The sound engineers must be mentioned as well for the sound quality throughout this fine recording is absolutely superb helped of course by the acoustics of the Sofiensaal, Vienna.

Mahler himself was pleased with the triumphant reception he received after its first performance in 1910 in Munich.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Bartlett on 6 Feb 2011
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
Solti's was my first ever Mahler 8 on LP, much loved and played a thousand times. But the MP3 download is quite unplayable. There are huge gaps between every track often with several bars missing altogether. When I complained, Amazon refunded me straight away and said yes it is definitely faulty and will "probably have to be withdrawn from sale". This was a couple of months ago yet it's still here for sale. Maybe they have corrected the faults. Maybe they haven't.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Wilson on 21 Jun 2010
Format: Audio CD
Still the BEST ever recording available of Mahler's masterpiece. Orchestra,soloists and chorus all at the top of their game led by the genius (sadly missed) Georg Solti. At this price an absolute steal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Sep 2013
Format: Audio CD
For me this recording is great on many levels. Yes there have probably been better recordings since this was made back at the beginning of the 1970s but lets face it that is just subjective. You either like something or you don't. And if you do like it then it is a good recording. I like it.

The recording is a classic now and although there may have been problems with the sound when compared to a modern recording I don't feel that this is any longer the case with the brilliant re master digital 24 bit sound restoration.
Here on this edition is the most fabulous sound that keeps the warmth that some may like about analogue recordings but also brings out clear sharp and well balanced tones and levels. If anything this edition does the recording more justice.
Solti offers a Big sound that gains the full use of the mighty Chicago Symphony Orchestra and singers. They all sound terrific on this edition. Solti gets a great balance between the chorus and orchestra that helps to highlight the focus of the composition and once again this is also notable with the actual sound engineering and balance mix.
The chorus sounds full of power and emotion and really does get to grips with the beauty of the subtle emotions and the intensity within the composition.
The Symphony 8 is not my favourite Mahler symphony anyway so it wouldn't matter who performed it. It would not make me like the symphony more. But this recording is an excellent one and if this is your favourite Symphony by Mahler it is still worth having this recording even if it means duplicating the Symphony with more than one version.
For me this is the version that I am completely happy with and it is a great classic recording that sounds better than it ever did originally.
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