Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Robert Dean Smith (tenor) Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD ]

Release Date: Friday 28 August 2020

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Residing somewhere between symphony and song cycle, 'Das Lied' is one of Mahler's most profound and loved works, marking an important step in the composer's career, as well as in his private life. Jurowski approaches the piece as Mahler's deliberate move from a 'heroic' Beethovenian model towards a more 'lyrical', Schubertian attitude. Throughout 'Das Lied', and particularly in the contemplative last movement, 'Der Abschied' ('The Goodbye'), Mahler seems to come to terms with the mortality of man while celebrating the immortal nature of life.

"This is a performance of such distinction that regardless of one's personal view of the must be considered a prime contender for anyone's library...I cannot stress enough how effectively Jurowski conveys the ethereal 'natural world' beauty of the score...I cannot imagine a more revealing exposition of Mahler's instrumental colorations. Everything stands in such sharp relief." Gramophone Magazine Recording of the Month - September 2020


1. I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde 8.49
2. II. Der Einsame im Herbst 9.39
3. III. Von der Jugend 3.33
4. IV. Von der Schönheit 7.20
5. V. Der Trunkene im Frühling 4.51
6. VI. Der Abschied 28.31

Das Lied von der Erde: II. Der Einsame im Herbst