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Mahler: Symphony No. 10

Release date: 01 Jan 2008, CHAN10456

Artists

Mike George, Brian Pidgeon, Stephen Rinker, Jonathan Cooper, BBC Philharmonic , Gianandrea Noseda, Márta Ábrahám

Composers

Gustav Mahler, Deryck Cooke

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Orchestral

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Press Quotes

Fanfare Magazine

This new performance surpasses Rattle II in emotional intensity and sound quality; 10ths by Inbal, Chailly, and Michael Gielen, as well as rattle I, have their strengths, but I have no reservations in suggesting that Noseda’s performance is superior. Anyone looking for a first-rate recording of Deryck Cooke’s Mahler 10 need look no further.

International Record Review

In terms of playing and recording, this is probably the orchestra’s finest collaboration yet with Chandos, while David Matthew’s note is as authoritative an introduction as could be wished.

BBC Music Magazine

He [Noseda] coaxes playing from his BBC Philharmonic of unforced beauty, keeping the lines alive in the more monumental proportions of the outer movements and lining the string sound with handsome horn and trombione chords assisted by the luminous Manchester recording…In the interplay between soft dynamics and ‘big tine’ as Mahler’s love of life reasserts itself, Noseda and his orchestra ultimately touch greatness.

YOU HAVE SELECTED:  Duration Price Price Price Price  
Symphony No. 10 in F-Sharp Minor (Cooke, 1976 version) 78:23   $
I. Andante - Adagio 24:00   $
II. Scherzo: Schnelle Viertel - Plotzlich viel langsamer - Gemachliches Landler-Tempo - Tempo I 12:46   $
III. Purgatorio: Allegretto moderato 04:14   $
IV. (Scherzo): Allegro pesante - Nicht zu schnell - Bedeutend langsamer - Schattenhaft 13:13   $
V. Finale: Einleitung - Langsam, schwer - Allegro moderat o - Andante (Tempo des Anfanges der Sinfonie) - Adagio 24:10   $
 

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Album information

Mahler’s deeply personal Tenth Symphony deals with death, redemption, and salvation and is seen by many as a farewell to life. Left as a single Adagio plus fragments of four further movements, it was realised for performance by the Mahler/Bruckner expert Deryck Cooke and premiered at the Proms in 1964. Cooke called his realisation ‘a performing version of the draft for the Tenth Symphony’ and was always concerned to stress that it was in no sense a completion, since only Mahler himself could have completed the work. Symphony No. 10 has since become an established part of the repertoire alongside Mahler’s completed symphonies. Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic have performed Mahler’s symphonies on many occasions, and it has been noted that Noseda ‘conducts with breathtaking dynamism’ (The Guardian). This is the first time that their interpretation of a Mahler symphony has been preserved on disc. Recorded in: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester, 8-10 August 2007.

Mahler: Symphony No. 10

Category Orchestral

Period Early 20th, Late 20th

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