“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


Arleen 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
Soile Isokoski
Juliane Banse
Birgit Remmert
Jane Henschel
Jon Villars
David Wilson-Johnson
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 Rattle

Track Listing

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
: Symphony No. 3
: Symphony No. 4
: Symphony No. 5
: 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

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