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Quasthoff sings Mahler

Author: Arthaus Musik

A concert due to Gustav Mahler's 150th birthday in 2010 featuring the baritone Thomas Quasthoff and the great maestro Zubin Mehta.

  • Thomas Quasthoff | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Thomas Quasthoff © Arthaus Musik

  • Zubin Mehta | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Zubin Mehta © Arthaus Musik

  • Sächsiche Staatskapelle, Zubin Mehta and Thomas Quasthoff | Copyright: © Arthaus Musik

    Sächsiche Staatskapelle, Zubin Mehta and Thomas Quasthoff © Arthaus Musik

The baritone Thomas Quasthoff is one of the most important and versatile singer of our time. After his retirement from the career as classical singer in 2012, he works as a teacher on universities and as a jazz singer. Together with Zubin Mehta, who has an excellent international reputation as conductor of the best orchestras like the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 1969, he brought Gustav Mahler’s “Kindertotenlieder” on the stage of Semperoper Dresden. Since 1994 Mehta has been closely associated with the Staatskapelle Dresden. The concert took place during the Mahler celebrations due the composer's 150th birthday in 2010. With this intimate interpretation they create a moving atmosphere. The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the oldest and highly ranked orchestras of the world, is the perfect partner for Zubin Mehta to perform “Six pieces for orchestra, op. 6” by Anton Webern and “Also sprach Zarathustra” op. 30, composed by Richard Strauss.

Worldwide Release in February 2020
Cat.No.: 109420 (DVD) | 109421 (Blu-ray)

Genre Concert
Recording location Semperoper Dresden
Production year 2010
Duration 73 mins
Video format DVD / NTSC | Blu-ray Disc 1080i High Definition
Audio format PCM Stereo, DTS 5.0
Composer Gustav Mahler, Anton Webern, Richard Strauss
Orchestra / Band Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor Zubin Mehta
Soloist Thomas Quasthoff (baritone)

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