Best Mahler Recordings?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bugler997, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Bugler997

    Bugler997 Pianissimo User

    Mar 22, 2005
    Honestly, I'm not bringing this up to get in any discussion, it's rather that I only own one so far,and I think I need to get some more. However, discussions will probably let me better decide.

    I could ask for recommendations from my friends who play strings, but to me, the opinions of fellow trumpet players definitely have more merit!
  2. MahlerBrass

    MahlerBrass Piano User

    Oct 1, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Well, I hate to say that I am not familiar with all the Mahler symphonies like I should be, so I'll just post the ones that I listen to more than the rest, and put up my personal favorite recordings:

    Mahler 1: London Symphony Orchestra, Harold Farberman
    Mahler 2: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti
    Mahler 3: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
    Mahler 5: Houston Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach
    Mahler 7: Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez
    Mahler 8: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti

    That's all I got, hope this helps!
  3. BigBadWolf

    BigBadWolf Piano User

    Nov 30, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    2&3 NY with Bernstein
    1 Boston with Ozawa
    5 Boston with Leinsdorf
    6 Chicago with Solti (I think it's Solti)
  4. Mzony

    Mzony Pianissimo User

    Nov 14, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    #1- Philadelphia and Ormandy...With Gil Johnson Playing the Blumine movement...HA...Cool
    #2- New York with Walter
    #3- Tie: Chicago with Levine...or LA with Mehta or NY and Bernstein...Man, Vacchiano on that Chorale is pretty amazing...WOW.
    #4- Chicago with Reiner
    #5- I have lots: CSO Solti; CSO Abbado; LA Mehta; Berlin with Rattle; and the BSO with Leinsdorf
    #6- NY with Bernstein or Wiener with Boulez
    #7 CSO with Abbado or Cleveland with Boulez
    #8 CSO with Solti
    #9 Walter with Columbia.

    These are my favorites at least. Enjoy.

    BTW: Big Bad Wolf, you icon scares me. What is that? :oops:
  5. Bugler997

    Bugler997 Pianissimo User

    Mar 22, 2005
    Ah, why thank you!
  6. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

    Maher 5
  7. ronin

    ronin New Friend

    Feb 26, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I like Mahler's %th by the Vienna Philharmonic, Maestro Haitink conducting.
    Now, since they are the Viena Phil - are they playing rotary trumpets on that recording? s a relative trumpet newbie, I cant tell the difference
  8. Mzony

    Mzony Pianissimo User

    Nov 14, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    They are definitley using rotary trumpets.

  9. Johntpt

    Johntpt Pianissimo User

    Feb 11, 2004
    Toluca, Mexico
    If you're looking to build a Mahler collection, the recent recordings with Ben Zander and the Philharmonia are a great place to start. Each recording comes with an extra CD with Zander discussing each Symphony in great detail. No matter how much you know about Mahler Zander will teach you something, and will leave you with lots to think about. Telarc's recorded sound is fantastic and Mark David, the Philharmonia's Principal Trumpet, is one of my favorite players out there. Talk about TONE - wow! So far they have recorded Symphonies 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9, and I hope they keep recording the complete cycle. Symphony 6 includes 2 full versions of the last movement - Mahler's original orchestration and then the slightly thinned out version he finally decided on. Plus each recording is priced at the cost of 1 CD!

  10. sdgtpt

    sdgtpt New Friend

    Dec 3, 2004
    If you are looking for a mahler box set... i would get the mahler/bernstein vienna box set.

    this box set contains bernstein conducting these orchsetra
    Concergebouw (sp?)
    the new york phil

    some of the best mahler CD's I have...

    San fransisco with MTT conducting would be another... excelllent musicianship from MTT

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