Mahler, Symphony No. 8 in E flat major

Leonard Bernstein conducted the work at the Salzburg Festival in 1975 and
shortly thereafter in Vienna's Konzerthaus, where it was recorded. The
stage of the Konzerthaus was enlarged to make room for the unusually large
orchestra, the two choruses, the children's choir and the soloists.
Bernstein was the first conductor ever to record all of Mahler's
symphonies not only on disk, but also on video. The Mahler cycle was the
first project in the more than 20-year-long association between Leonard
Bernstein and Unitel. The leading Mahler interpreter of our time,
Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985,
chiefly with the Vienna Philharmonic, producing a unique musical document
and triggering a major reappreciation of Mahler's works. "All Mahler
symphonies, all Mahler works for that matter, deal in extremes, extremes
of dynamic, of tempo, of emotional meaning. When it is bare, it's
extremely bare, when it is thick and rich, it's thicker and richer than
anything in 'Götterdämmerung', and when it is suffering it suffers to a
point that no music has ever suffered before." (Leonard Bernstein)

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Title: Mahler, Symphony No. 8 in E flat major
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soloist: Edda Moser, Judith Blegen, Gerti Zeumer, Ingrid Mayr, Agnes Baltsa, Kenneth Riegel, Hermann Prey, José van Dam
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Chorus: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Sängerknaben
Video Director: Humphrey Burton
Genre: Concert
Length: 86 minutes
Cat.No.: A05005353
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The DVD is also released within the complete "Mahler / Bernstein" DVD package which is available in selected stores worldwide and through Amazon or JPC.