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Mahler" Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Royal Edition, No. 52 of 100)
Mahler, Christa Ludwig, Leonard Bernstein
Mahler" Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Royal Edition, No. 52 of 100)
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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In one of the finest recordings of these delicious songs, Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, and Leonard Bernstein simply have a blast singing Mahler's sophisticated arrangements of German folk poetry. One of the nicest thin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mahler, Christa Ludwig, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Walter Berry
Title: Mahler" Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Royal Edition, No. 52 of 100)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1993
Re-Release Date: 5/18/1993
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644759020

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In one of the finest recordings of these delicious songs, Christa Ludwig, Walter Berry, and Leonard Bernstein simply have a blast singing Mahler's sophisticated arrangements of German folk poetry. One of the nicest things about this collection is that there isn't a single standard love song in the bunch. There are some "twisted" ones, however, such as a dialogue between a woman and the ghost of her dead lover, or several quarrels between would-be lovers. There's also a desperate exchange between a mother and her starving child, a song of a soldier condemned to death, and one of a soldier killed in battle. In short, it's a fresh and entertaining look at songs about other stuff, for a change. Try it; you'll like it. --David Hurwitz
 

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One of the great Mahler recordings.
LYNN BECKER | Chicago IL USA | 01/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There may be more famous recordings of this work - the George Szell recording comes to mind - but none have the emotional heft and power of this essential Bernstein performance. To hear Ludwig sing Wo Die Schonen Trompeten Blasen is nothing less than a shattering experience. Almost uniquely among available versions on CD, when there are contrasting characters, Bernstein treats the songs as dialogues, with both Berry and Ludwig - husband and wife at the time of the recording - taking part, further adding to the richness of this performance."