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Symphony N°8 in E-flat major - Gustav Mahler

The monumental Symphony of a Thousand by Gustav Mahler was described by the composer as "a present to an entire nation".

  • Valery Gergiev | Copyright: ©  M. Borggreve

    Valery Gergiev © M. Borggreve

Valery Gergiev and the Münchner Philharmoniker tackle one of the symphonic repertoire: Mahler's Eighth Symphony, also named the "Symphony of a Thousand" by the composer's impresario.

It is at first sight characterized by the gigantic size of its staff: At its creation, 850 choristers, 140 musicians, to which eight soloists voice, eight trumpets and three trombones were added. Powerful and subtle, The 8th Symphony is superbly conducted by Valery Gergiev, specialist of the work of Mahler.

Watch it on Mezzo on 17 February 2019 at 16:00.

Recording location Philharmonie de Paris (2019) – Grande salle Pierre Boulez
Recording date 2019, February 17th
Production year 2019
Duration 1X85'
Production Company Telmondis
Video format 4K
Producer Antoine Perset
Co-Production Company Mezzo- Munich Philharmonie
Choir Philharmonischer Chor Müncher
Conductor Valery Gergiev
Soloist Simone Schneider - Jacquelyn Wagner -Regula Mühlemann
Choir Orfeón Donostiarra
Choir Augsburger Domsingknaben
Soloist Claudia Mahnke - Katharina Magiera - Simon O'Neill
Soloist Michael Nagy - Evgeny Nikitin - Johannes Berger
Chorus Master Andreas Herrmann - José Antonio Sáinz Alfaro - Reinhard Kammler

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