Quasthoff sings Mahler
One of the last productions featuring Thomas Quasthoff performing classical repertoire.
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The 7th symphony concert conducted by Zubin Mehta featuring the baritone Thomas Quasthoff, the Staatskapelle Dresden initiated its Mahler celebrations due the composer’s 150th birthday in 2010. Mehta has been one of the outstanding personalities oft he international music scene for years. Already at the age of 25 he conducted the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic as well as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1994, he has been closely associated with the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Thomas Quasthoff is one of the most important and versatile singer of our time. Three of his CD recordings have been awarded with the Grammy. No other artist has achieved this enormous success. In addition of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden also performed “Six pieces for orchestra, op. 6” by Anton Webern. A vibrating pedal point with ascending trumpet fanfares describe the beginning of “Also sprach Zarathustra” op. 30 composed by Richard Strauss, which was the conclusion of the concert. This live recording was produced by Arthaus Musik in cooperation with MDR.
Worldwide Release on 20 November 2020
Cat. No.: 109421 (Blu-ray)
Recording location Semperoper Dresden
Production year 2010
Duration 73 mins
Video format Blu-ray 1080i High Resolution
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Orchestra / Band Sächsische Staatskapelle
Conductor Zubin Mehta
Main Actor Thomas Quasthoff
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