Recitals (Gustav Mahler) Movies on DVD
Experience the mastery of conductor Leonard Bernstein as he leads both the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wiener Philharmoniker in riveting performances of classic lieder and songs composed by Gustav Mahler. Soloists appearing in the program include baritones Thomas Hampson and Walton Groenroos, and soprano Lucia Popp. Standard; Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, Czech, French, German, Spanish. In German with English subtitles.
A trio of Gustav Mahler works--the "Wunderhorn" Symphony No. 4, his popular Symphony No. 5, and the moving Symphony No. 6, often called the "Tragische"--is presented by the Wiener Philharmoniker, under the baton of conductor Leonard Bernstein. Soprano Edith Mathis makes a special appearance. 3 1/2 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish. In German with English subtitles.
Under the steady guidance of Leonard Bernstein, the Wiener Philharmonic performs Mahler's Symphony No. 7, also known as "Lied der Nacht (Song of the Night)" and his Symphony No. 8 in E Flat Major, often called the "Symphony of a Thousand." Featured singers include Agnes Baltsa, Edda Moser, Hermann Prey. 168 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish. In German with English subtitles.
The final two of Gustav Mahler's symphonic pieces are given a powerful presentation, as conductor Leonard Bernstein leads the Wiener Philharmoniker, with guest singers Rene Kollo and Christa Ludwig. Then, Bernstein and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra perform the composer's "Das Lied von der Erde." 176 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtracks: German DTS 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish. In German with English subtitles.
You could easily be forgiven for calling this program "titanic," since it features renowned conductor Lorin Maazel and the Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini performing at the Grand Thermae at Hadrian's Villa; the word would also be apt since the ensemble plays Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, known as "Titan." Connoisseurs of the Austrian composer's works won't want to miss this majestic concert. 51 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a vibrant performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor. Highlighted by outstanding playing from trumpeter Adolf Herseth and clarinetist Larry Combs, this recital is a musical experience to cherish for the ages. 75 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, PCM stereo.
Controversial in his time, Austrian composer Gustav Mahler can now be seen as an important forerunner to the 20th-century Modernist style. This documentary overview retraces his life and travels using compelling location footage, family album photos, and insights from daughter Marina Mahler-Fistullari, who surveys vintage photographs and recalls unforgettable stories about life in the Czech Republic and work in Vienna opera houses. 52 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Gustav Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1 and 8 are skillfully performed in this remarkable recital conducted by famed violinist, pianist and orchestral master Klaus Tennstedt. Leading both the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tennstedt presents mesmerizing performances that cement his reputation as a classical music master. 140 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, PCM stereo.
To mark Neeme Jarvi's start as music director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the orchestra gave a special performance, captured here live, that features Mahler's symphonic song cycle "Das Lied Von Der Erde" and Richard Strauss' tone poem "Tod Und Verklarung." Guest artists include Metropolitan Opera stars Paul Groves and Thomas Hampson. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese.
French conductor Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in this memorable classical concert. Leading the Staatskapelle Berlin, Boulez is ably supported by the singular talents of soprano Diana Damrau and contralto Petra Lang. Truly a "Resurrection" that would make Mahler proud! 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish.
Musicians from some of the country's top orchestras are joined by singers Twyla Robinson, Susanne Mentzer, and the New York Choral Artists and Riverside Chorale, all under the baton of conductor Neeme Jarvi, for a stirring performance of Gustav Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, DTS 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
Two-disc set includes "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor 'Resurrection'" by conductor Neeme Jarvi and the documentary "Of Love, Death and Beyond: Exploring Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony."
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra heats up the summer with this superlative concert performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6. Often referred to as the "Tragic" symphony, the concert is anything but, as the ensemble shines under the baton of Italian conductor Claudio Abbado. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo.
The final symphonic work before the composer's death in 1911, Mahler's Symphony No. 9 is performed by the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the direction of the ensemble's founder, conductor Claudio Abbado, at Rome's Accademia Nzaionale di Santa Cecilia. 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM stereo.
Composed between 1888-94, Mahler's Symphony No. 2, better known as the "Resurrection" Symphony, became one of his most popular works and reflected his lifelong interest in the afterlife. Director Jason Starr's documentary looks at the piece's origins and its well-deserved standing in Mahler acclaimed body of work. 88 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian.
Charismatic conductor Leonard Bernstein unveils a compelling profile of Gustav Mahler on the 125th anniversary of the Bohemian-Austrian composer's birth. In addition to the fascinating biographical anecdotes provided, Bernstein leads orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, and Wiener Philharmoniker in performances of key Mahler works. Soloists Janet Baker, Christa Ludwig, Lucia Popp, and others appear. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM stereo; Subtitles: Czech, French, German, Spanish.
Stockard Channing narrates this fascinating examination of Mahler's most celebrated work. Music scholars provide detailed analyses while players from the Manhattan School of Music bring the piece to wondrous life. A special bonus disc features the performance in its entirety. 165 min. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo; Subtitles: Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French; featurettes.