Horenstein / LSO – Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (UK pressing, 2LP)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Jascha Horenstein
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Vinyl (1970)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 15
# Label: Unicorn Records | RHS 302/303
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.61GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.77GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (436MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
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Since being bitten by “the Mahler bug,” I’ve been doing a lot of research.

Just about everything I’ve read said that this is the best performance of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. This is new music to me, so I can’t make any comparisons yet, But I will say this. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The performance is exciting and the sound quality is stunning. Very highly recommended.

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Kondrashin / MPO – Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (USSR pressing, 2LP)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
# Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
# Vinyl (1964)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Мелодия | C 0813-16
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.06GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.54GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (429MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

OK, it’s official. I’m a rabid Mahler fan now. This was the performance that did it.

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Supraphon) Gustav Mahler – Symphonies 1 & 9 (Ancerl)

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Many thanks to Jean-Luc for this rarity
These classic Karel Ancerl recordings are, in my opinion, among the best accounts of Mahler’s symphonies that are available at present. The playing of the orchestra is outstanding, especially the brass department (note the typical horn vibrato) and the recording quality is very good for its age. But, above all, this set is to be treasured for Ancer’s superb interpretation, which is as good as an interpretation can be: moving, powerful, balanced, convincing, non-mainstream, and provoking.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Czech Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Vinyl (1964-66)
Number of Discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Supraphon
DR-Analysis: 15
Size: 2.51 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 8 – Solti

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Mahler conducting has moved in a different direction from what we hear on this recording of the Seventh under Solti. Comparison with almost any other famous account — from Bernstein, Abbado, Boulez, or Tennstedt — reveals how extroverted and hyper-energized Solti is. The recording has been engineered for maximum detail, almost x-ray like, and any ambiguous or problematic aspects in the score are charged through, with forward momentum prevailing over anything else.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Vinyl (1972)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 14
Size: 1.67 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Decca) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 7 – Solti

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
Mahler conducting has moved in a different direction from what we hear on this recording of the Seventh under Solti. Comparison with almost any other famous account — from Bernstein, Abbado, Boulez, or Tennstedt — reveals how extroverted and hyper-energized Solti is. The recording has been engineered for maximum detail, almost x-ray like, and any ambiguous or problematic aspects in the score are charged through, with forward momentum prevailing over anything else.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Georg Solti
Vinyl (1971/1976)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: Decca
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 1.55 GB
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Various Artists – DG111: 6 Classic Recordings (6LP box set, 180g pressings)

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# Composers: Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Schumann, Antonin Dvorák, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Gustav Mahler
# Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
# Conductors: Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (2016)
# Number of Discs: 6
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 11, DR 13, DR 11, DR 14, DR 12, DR 15
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 5449 1
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (13.3GB), 24-bit/96kHz (6.64GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (1.69GB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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Deutsche Grammophon is the world’s largest and most successful classical music label with a history stretching back to the dawn of recorded sound in 1898. The yellow label has always been synonymous with classical music, repertoire breadth and the greatest artist roster in the world.

This deluxe box set presents six of the label’s greatest albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. Presented with original artwork and pressed at Optimal in Germany, each release has been carefully mastered from original sources.

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HD-Vinyls 24/192 (German EMI 1st Pressing) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Auferstehung” (Klemperer)

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This recording of Mahler 2nd dates from 1961-1962, but dont be afraid about the sound quality because it is one of the most powerful old stereo you can find out there. And the performance is awesome…remember that this is Klemperer conducting, and conducting his favorite Mahler symphony. If you have to listen one reconding of Mahler’s 2nd for the first time this is the one you must hear. You will not be dissapointed, trust me.

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hilde Rössel-Majdan
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra And Chorus
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Vinyl (1963)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 3:13 GB
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Klemperer / PO – Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” (UK pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: The Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus
# Conductor: Otto Klemperer
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 13
# Label: Columbia ‎Records | SAX 2473/4
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (3.18GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.59MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (425MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Kindertotenlieder (Fischer-Dieskau)

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is the most famous lieder singer of our age, and he recorded Mahler’s songs several times. However, as is so often the case with singers, the remakes are not always better than the first go-round. These performances of the Kindertotenlieder cycles from the peak of the great singer’s career, show him both at the height of his interpretive powers and in fine, youthful voice.

Composer: Gustav Mahler, Friedrich Rückert
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieaskau
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Kurt Böhm
Vinyl (1964)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 832 MB
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HD-Vinyls (Mono)24/96 (EMI) Gustav Mahler – Kindertotenlieder (Ferrier)

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Even before her tragic death at 41 (in 1953), Kathleen Ferrier became a legend for her incomparable voice, her simplicity and sincerity of expression, and her indomitable courage. This compilation of recordings originally made in the 1940s includes two beautifully sung Händel arias, two sacred songs by Maurice Greene, and delightful duets by Purcell and Mendelssohn (sung in English with another beloved English singer, Isobel Baillie), greatly enhanced by the inimitable pianist Gerald Moore. But the core of this recording is the Mahler cycle. Here, Ferrier’s voice takes on a new warmth and intensity; her deeply inward, direct expressiveness gives the bereaved parent’s grief and anguish a devastating impact. Her reading of the last song could be a bit more spooky, but the end is heartbreaking in its submissive resignation. The Vienna Philharmonic and Bruno Walter are in their native element. –Edith Eisler

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Kathleen Ferrier, Gerald Moore, Isobel Baillie
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Vinyl (1949)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 442 MB
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