“For Mahler,” Sir Simon Rattle has said, "the symphony is where you can tell the most important truths.” The composer’s works have been crucial to his career – indeed, it was the epic Symphony No. 2 that first inspired him to become a musician. Spanning nearly two decades, these recordings of the complete symphonies, including Deryck Cooke’s completion of No. 10, were made with the two ensembles most closely identified with Rattle’s name: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
About Sir Simon Rattle: Mahler: The Complete Symphonies
PerformersArleen Augér (soprano - Symphony No. 2)
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo
-Symphony No. 2)
Birgit Remmert (contralto - Symphony No. 3)
Amanda Roocroft (soprano - Symphony No. 4)
Christine Brewer (soprano)
Soile Isokoski (soprano)
Juliane Banse (mezzo-soprano)
Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)
Jane Henschel (mezzo-soprano)
Jon Villars (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
John Relyea (bass) (Symphony No. 8)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Symphonies Nos. 1-4,
6-8), Berliner Philharmoniker (Symphonies Nos. 5, 9 & 10), Sir Simon
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand'
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major
Release Date: 18th August 2017
Record Label: Warner Classics
Duration: 12 hours 57 minutes