Fischer: Mahler - Symphony no.8 (SACD)
Fischer: Mahler – Symphony no.8 (SACD)

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Performer: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Orchestra: Utah Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: DSD256 (DSF tracks)
Label: Reference
Release: 2017
Size: 12.5 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Veni, creator spiritus
02. Orchestra Interlude—Infirma nostri corporis
03. Accende lumen sensibus
04. Reprise: Veni, creator spiritus
05. Gloria Patri Domino
06. Poco Adagio
07. Waldung, sie schwankt heran
08. Ewiger Wonnebrand
09. Gerettet ist das edle Glied vom Bösen
10. Hier ist die Aussicht frei
11. Äußerst lagsam. Adagissimo – Dir, der Unberührbaren
12. Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche
13. Komm! komm! hebe dich zu höhern Sphären!
14. Alles Vergängliche ist nur ein Gleichnis

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony– written for a large orchestra, several soloists, and such extensive choral forces as to have earned itself the nickname “Symphony of a Thousand”–was, like most of this composer’s music, the product of a furiously busy holiday. He completed the draft of the enormous work between June and August of 1906 at his summer home in Maiernigg, in Carinthia, and wrote to the conductor Willem Mengelberg: “It is the biggest thing I have done so far. Imagine that the universe begins to vibrate and to sound. These are no longer human voices but planets and sun rotating.”

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