2003 Grammy® Award winner for Best Classical Album
Deeply felt, elegantly molded, stunningly played and recorded, this is one of the finest Mahler recordings to come along in quite awhile... It's hard to imagine any orchestra playing with finer focus and richer expression than you'll hear here...
- Dallas Morning News
The SFS and MTT present Mahler Symphony No. 3 and Kindertotenlieder, the third installment of the SFS/MTT Mahler cycle. The Mahler Third, is the most expansive of the composer’s symphonies. There are moments of angst here, but the overwhelming message is of love’s redeeming power, and the peaks this great work scales are some of the most glorious in all music.
The Mahler Third features mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, Women of the SFS Chorus, the Pacific Boychoir and the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Also included in this two-disc set is a recording of Mahler’s heartbreaking Kindertotenlieder, with Michelle DeYoung.
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Vance George, chorus director
Women of the SFS Chorus
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
Symphony No. 3 — September 25-29, 2002
Kindertotenlieder — September 19-23, 2001
This disc was recorded using Sony Direct Stream Digital technology and released on the SACD hybrid format, featuring 5.1 channel Super Audio playback. It will play on all current standard CD players, as well as on Super Audio CD players.
Part I: Introduction: 1st Movement. Kräftig, entschieden.
Part II: 2nd Movement. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr Mässig.
Part II: 3rd Movement. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast.
Part II: 4th Movement. Sehr langsam. Misterioso.
Part II: 5th Movement. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck.
Part II: 6th Movement. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden.
Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgeh’n
Kindertotenlieder: Nun seh’ ich wohl
Kindertotenlieder: Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein
Kindertotenlieder: Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
Kindertotenlieder: In diesem Wetter, in diesem Braus