The Music of Gustav Mahler — Issued 78s, 1903-1940

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“Many Mahler enthusiasts and specialists will doubtless possess a number of the recordings in this boxed set from earlier transfers on different labels, and so it may appear that the acquisition of this release will seem like unnecessary duplication. Nonetheless, I strongly urge them to investigate the contents as there may well be important first recordings of Mahler’s music which they do not have, and the quality of the transfers is in many ways easily the best in terms of releasing from those old 78rpm grooves more musical detail and the removal of a great deal of the inherent surface noise. In addition, the booklet accompanying this release is particularly informative, going way beyond the normal notes in imparting important information regarding the performance of Mahler’s music in the inter-war period particularly, information which is not readily available elsewhere. This collection of every known commercially issued Mahler recording from 1903-40 is one of the most important Mahler issues in recent decades and is very strongly recommended indeed.”
— Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review, Dec. 2013

“This set of eight compact discs is indispensable to serious Mahler fans.”
— Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun, July 7, 2014

THE Mahler historical set to have: sensational restorations, superb annotations … If you have anything more than a passing interest in Mahler and want to hear the music ‘fresh’ from some of the composers’ most ardent early champions, skip the competition and snatch up this set — premium quality at an insanely low price.” — Steve Nash, amazon.co.uk

  • UAV-5980.cover.600px2The most comprehensive collection ever assembled of Mahler’s music as issued on 78s between 1903 and 1940 — every such recording listed in Péter Fülöp’s Mahler Discography
  • New transfers by Ward Marston and Mark Obert-Thorn
  • Detailed notes on the music, the recording artists, and revelatory information about performances of Mahler’s music prior to World War II by Sybille Werner
  • Full texts and translations
  • Super-value price

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Carl Maria von Weber, completed Mahler: Die drei Pintos – Ein Mädchen verloren
Leopold Demuth with piano accompaniment
Recorded in 1903, Vienna

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Grete Stückgold with orchestral accompaniment
Recorded ca. 1915

Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit – Ich ging mit Lust
Grete Stückgold with orchestral accompaniment
Recorded between 1919 and 1921, Munich

Symphony No. 2 in c minor
Gertrud Bindernagel, soprano / Emmi Leisner, contralto / Berliner Domchor / Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin / Oscar Fried, conductor
Recorded in 1924 in Berlin

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
Lula Mysz-Gmeiner, alto, with piano accompaniment
Recorded in 1925 or 1926

Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor – 4. Adagietto
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam / Willem Mengelberg, conductor
Recorded in May 1926, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
Lula Mysz-Gmeiner, alto / Julius Dahlke, piano
Recorded in 1928

Das Lied von der Erde – Potpourri [Von der Jugend]
Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Rheinlegendchen
Dol Dauber Salonorchester
Recorded 28 September 1928 in Vienna

Kindertotenlieder
Heinrich Rehkemper, baritone / Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Jascha Horenstein, conductor
Recorded in 1928, Berlin

Johann Sebastian Bach orch. Mahler: Overture (Suite) No. 3 – 2. Air
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York / Willem Mengelberg, conductor
Recorded 16 January 1929, New York

Rückert Lieder – Um Mitternacht
Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius, soprano / Anthon van der Hörst, organ
Recorded in 1928, Central Hall, Westminster, London

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
Elizabeth Schumann, soprano / George Reeves, piano
Recorded 18 February 1930, Small Queen’s Hall, London

Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Eiko Kitazawa, soprano / Tokyo New Symphony Orchestra / Viscount Hidemaro Konoye, conductor
Recorded 28 & 29 May 1930, Parlophone Studio, Kawasaki

Symphony No. 2 in c minor – 4. Urlicht
Rückert-Lieder – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Mme. Sara Charles Cahier, contralto / Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Selmar Meyrowitz, conductor
Recorded 1 October 1930, Berlin

Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Rheinlegendchen
Des Knaben Wunderhorn – Der Tamboursg‘sell
Heinrich Schlusnus, baritone / Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin / Hermann Weigert, conductor
Recorded in 1931

Symphony No. 2 in c minor
Corinne Frank Bowen, soprano / Anne O‘Malley Gallogly, contralto / Twin City Chorus / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Recorded in concert 6 January 1935, Cyrus Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis

Rückert-Lieder – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Das Lied von der Erde
Kerstin Thorborg, contralto (Ich bin der Welt, Das Lied) / Charles Kullman, tenor (Das Lied) / Wiener Philharmoniker / Bruno Walter, conductor
Recorded in concert 24 May 1936, Musikverein, Vienna

Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor – 4. Adagietto
Wiener Philharmoniker / Bruno Walter, conductor
Recorded 15 January 1938, Musikverein, Vienna

Symphony No. 9
Wiener Philharmoniker / Bruno Walter, conductor
Recorded in concert 16 January 1938, Musikverein, Vienna

Rückert-Lieder – Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft (sung in English)
Charles Kullman, tenor / orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent
Recorded 30 June 1938, London

Rückert-Lieder – Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft
Lieder und gesänge aus der Jugendzeit – Hans und Grete
Suzanne Sten, soprano / Leo Taubman, piano
Recorded in 1940

Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra / Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor
Recorded 4 November 1940, Cyrus Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis

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