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Mahler: Symphony No.8

Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Release Date June 22, 2005
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Catalog No.UCCP-7060
JAN/ISBN 4988005393166
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 1
Label/DistributorUNIVERSAL MUSIC
Running Time 79minutes


Digitally recorded work of Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

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マーラー: 交響曲 第8番 変ホ長調「千人の交響曲」 / 小澤征爾(指揮)/ボストン交響楽団

[フィリップス・スーパー・ベスト100] バロックから現代まで、クラシックの基本的レパートリーを網羅。PHILIPSを代表するアーティストたちによる名演ばかり。歴史的名演も収録。オリジナルを基調としたジャケット・デザイン。全て解説付き(声楽曲に関しては歌詞対訳付き)。全100点リリース!! 小澤征爾のボストン交響楽団時代を代表する録音のひとつにマーラーの交響曲全集があげられる。この「千人の交響曲」はボストン交響楽団の定期でとりあげられた直後、コンサートでの熱気と興奮をそのままにレコーディングされた。冒頭からすごい熱っぽさで聴き手を一気にひきこみ、そしてこの壮大な音楽を湧きあがるような生命感と噴出するような高揚で聴かせる。(デジタル録音)

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    Still The Perfect 8th 5

    Ozawa's tenure with Boston was not very happy, towards the end of its stretch, which muddles our memory of him as a conductor. But at his best, he had the ability to be truly spell-binding and when the BSO/Ozawa affair was still young, they could create magic. This recording from 1980 is such an occasion. This is far and away the best recording of Mahler's 8th owing to an intensity that is not matched by even the best of contenders (Abbado (DG), Bernstein (DG), Sinopoli (DG) with reservations: Kubelik (Audite), Nagano (HMU)). This is the Solti anti-dote. For all those who don't understand why the famous Solti Decca recording (great sound, good singers) is so hyped by the (English) press, here is what they need. Unlike Solti, who does not seem to understand the drug-hazed Goethe's Faust II or, indeed, the abstruse mysticism of the Mahler 8th and consequently energetically drives through it with elan, speed and determination (all good qualities in most other works, but not here), Ozawa gives this --frankly: weird-- work all the time it needs to develop. (Not excessively so, either - 80 minutes is enough for him and not all that much, on paper, to spend on this work.) He does not let it sag, but rolls out the wafty, nebulous, foggy, misty parts so tenderly, so other-worldly (and with no audible gear changes whenever he nudges the work forward again), that in a very eerie, beautiful way, times seems to stand still. After a mighty, powerful, broad Veni, Creatur, Spiritus (23:07), a marvel itself, he lunges into Faust II. Although 'lunge' is probably not the proper word: He carves it out of the score and supported by a cast of singers that, seemingly infected by the momentous occasion, outdo themselves, delivers the most satisfying reading of this second movement. Better yet, he crowns it with an indescribably perfect Chorus Mysticus. For me, a performance of the 8th stands and falls with "Alles Vergaengliche", and Ozawa's 6:02 are like a one-way ticket to heaven. Whatever negative things have been said about Ozawa's Boston Mahler (his Saito Kinen 2nd is actually excellent; the 9th with that band very good, too), this performance alone should have redeemed him.

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    Mahler Symphony 8 5

    This is a marvellous performance of Mahler's symphonic masterpiece. Ozawa paces the performance to perfection and everyone responds to his direction in a very persuasive way. I never tire of the fantastic contrasts he brings out within this work, from the busy vocal and orchestral opening to the delicate E major celesta & flute dialogue towards the end, culminating in that thrilling final chorus 'Alles Vergangliche'.

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