Mahler Das Lied von der Erde Kathleen Walter

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das lied von der erde
3 rückert-lieder
Kathleen Ferrier/Julius Patzak
Wiener Philharmoniker
Bruno Walter
Int. Release 07 Sep. 2000
1 CD / Download
CD 0289 466 5762 1 dm Decca DDD


Track List

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Das Lied von der Erde

Trans. Hans Bethge (1876-1946)

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Rückert-Lieder

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Total Playing Time: 1:15:52

Ferrier's "The Lonely One in Autumn" and the final "Farewell" are profoundly penetrating. Walter too is glorious.

The recording by her which always stays in my mind is the "Abschied" from Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde". It is her voice I hear whenever this work is played. Others have sung the music as movingly and often with splendid vocal quality but none affects me to quite such an extent. There are no words to convey adequately the emotions experienced when Kathleen's burnished tones and expressive diction combine in Mahler's magnificent composition.

. . . it's hard to hold back the tears, especially in "Der Abschied".