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Das Klagende Lied


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listen  1. Das klagende Lied: Waldmärchen30:26Album Only
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listen  3. Das klagende Lied: Hochzeitsstück19:43Album Only

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Product Details

  • Performer: Sergei Leiferkus, Michelle DeYoung, Marina Shaguch, Thomas Moser
  • Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Michael Steinberg, Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (May 20, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003G5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360,878 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Tilson Thomas plays the now traditional edition of the work that unites the original Part One with the revised versions of Parts Two and Three. Now that the originals of the second and third parts are in print, it's possible to do the whole thing in Mahler's original version, but this will always be a matter of personal choice. And though musical scholars now have another cause to yak about, in a performance as good as this one, it really doesn't matter. Thomas has clearly thought hard about how this music should be played, and he has his singers and players attacking the music with blazing conviction. This is the finest available recording of this work in this edition. --David Hurwitz

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Greg Hales on March 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This recording of Das Klagende Lied is one the finest available. The conducting by Tilson Thomas has good insight and honest emotion...the former quality lacking in many of his performances. Thomas has the San Francisco ensemble in fine form. The orchestra sounds very good, though at times one wants more strings and the woodwinds to play with a quality that does'nt vanish in full enesmble tutti sections.
The sing is some of best given to this work. At times however Thomas Moser sounds strained...mostly in the high range. The choral work is outstanding in everyway.
With the possible exception of the Chailly recording, it seems clear that this is the finest recording out in the market.
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Although Mahler enthusiasts enjoy it, the youthful Klagende Lied hasn't found a concert audience--or much of one at Amazon, to judge by the lack of reviews for this CD. Tilson Thomas made it in 1997 when he was a PR darling in San Francisco, and it was a brave choice. His reading of the original three movements is crisply played and features a good deal of excitement, but it's all revved up on the surface. We get little sense of fantasy and mystery, which are crucial.

Also, despite the lovely singing of a youthful Michelle DeYoung, the other soloists are variable--Leiferkus sings clotted German with a Slavic timbre, and the tenor, Thomas Moser, sounds strained and baritonal. This was the first Klagende Lied I ever heard, and I'm grateful to have moved on to more convincing versions, such as Boulez's 1970 recording on Sony.
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It took a while, but Mahler's apprentice work Das Klagende Lied seems to have established itself in the repertoire and as part of any genuinely complete Mahler symphony cycle. It is not quite a masterwork, but it does certainly contain plenty of striking things that can be found (further developed) in Mahler's later works and hardly in music by composers predating Mahler. I guess, then, that it is worth warning those unfamiliar with the work that they should not expect any Lied von Erde here, but nevertheless urge them to experience it and savor it on its own terms. The opening, huge Waldmärchen, for instance already contains the huge dynamic contrasts found in mature Mahler; beautiful, pastoral paintings interrupted by sudden surging drama and almost frightening urgency; it is, perhaps, a little too long for its material, but most of it is truly fascinating and despite its rather sudden emotional gearshifts it hangs together rather well. The following two movements ("Der Spielmann" and "Hochzeitstuck") are individually stronger movements, and the premonitions of the second symphony are realized with terrifying power in this recording.

Indeed, I can find few reasons not to recommend the version at hand. Tilson Thomas leads a performance of riveting drama and glittering power, while almost completely avoiding sugary sentimentality. Mahler's (perhaps less than fully formed) ideas come across as individually striking but also adding up to a fully coherent work. The San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra are apparently on top form, and the quartet of soloists is generally very good.
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Excellent recording and reading of the oft-overlooked cantata of a young (18-20 year old!) Gustav Mahler! Highly recommended for the Mahler fan. Despite the youth of the composer, it has all the markings and unique qualities of his mature works, showing the genius of the man. Still, for overall intensity, I prefer the 1970 premiere (of the first movement) recording of Pierre Boulez and the London Symphony on Columbia Masterworks, now possibly available on Sony Classical.
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By J. Knokey on January 18, 2012
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These reviews must've been written for the full price mp3 download or the CD itself, because at less then $3 this is a freakin' miracle!! No, it isn't quite the equal of either the Boulez or Haitink in performance, and yes, MTT had more chutzpah than skills at that point in his career. But the sound is gorgeous (so much so it does work against him and the orchestra occasionally) and the price is insane! Whatever lunatic marked this down to 1/3 of its earlier price--God bless him.
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