Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, 5 Lieder (FLAC)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, 5 Lieder (FLAC)

Performer: Christa Ludwig
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conductor: Adrian Boult, Andre Vandernoot, Otto Klemperer
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 268 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

# Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

# Kindertotenlieder, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Andre Vandernoot

# Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (No. 5 of 7 Songs)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

# Um Mitternacht, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in B minor (No. 6 of 7 Songs)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

# Das irdische Leben, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in B flat minor (Des Knaben Wunderhorn No. 5)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

# Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D major (No. 4 of 7 Songs)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

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# Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in D minor (Des Knaben Wunderhorn No. 9)
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Christa Ludwig
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

Mahler Songs by Christa Ludwig

Hands down this is the finest collection of Mahler songs at an unbelievable value to ever come on the market! Christa Ludwig has long been one of the unchallenged mezzo-soprano interpreters of Mahler’s haunting songs, songs that found their way into his symphonic writing with great frequency, so taken was he with the beauty of these very personal utterances. Ludwig here sings three cycles: The LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN with Sir Adrian Boult conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, KINDERTOTENLIEDER with Andre Vandernoot conducting the same orchestra – both of these recordings dating back to 1958 – and 5 LIEDER (which include Ruckert Lieder and two songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn) conducted by Otto Klemperer in 1964, again with the Philharmonia Orchestra. The sound is amazingly fine considering the time lapse. But the real glory of this CD is the breathtaking agility and soulfulness of Ludwig’s interpretations. Her voice is pure, in the middle of the pitch, and she is able to pour forth the emotions in each brief song like few other artists have found. This is simply a lush recording by a fine group of Mahlerites and we are indebted to EMI Classics for reissuing some of their superb treasures!

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