Volume 6 - Mahler

Item No: SWR19042CD

UPC: 747313904280

17 CDs + 1 Bonus-DVD

September 2017


This volume of the Michael Gielen EDITION contains re-releases of Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1-10, which have already appeared in individual recordings as well as in a CD boxed set (2004). They were recorded between 1988 and 2003. Gielen avoided the First Symphony until June 2002; at least, no earlier recordings are known. It was the clamour of the finale that bothered him. Nonetheless, he conducted it at the gala concert for his 75th birthday in Freiburg. The recording production followed.



Michael Gielen conducted the Ninth Symphony numerous times, with the earliest recording by the Saarländischer Rundfunk (public broadcaster of the German state of Saarland) in January 1969. The work featured in a concert in Freiburg on June 30, 2003, which Gielen described to a friend as one of the best concerts in his life. Shortly beforehand, he had learned that Lotte Klemperer would not be able to attend this concert because she was on her deathbed. Klemperer’s daughter was one of Gielen’s closest friends and regularly travelled from Zurich to Freiburg for concerts, especially performances of Mahler.



This performance of Mahler’s Ninth naturally became Gielen's farewell gesture for Lotte Klemperer. She died the following day. Asked whether feelings of such a private nature should be published in this booklet, Gielen expressly requested that they should. A few Mahler concerts were televised by the SWR, as was this one. It is included in this box as a bonus DVD. During the concluding ovation you can see that Gielen is visibly moved, and that he embraces his longtime friend and concertmaster Diego Pagin – a gesture not normally seen from the otherwise reserved Gielen.




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Mahler: Sinfonie Nr. 9*                                                                                                    


* First Release




CD 1   




Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur                                                                                     




Sinfonie Nr. 2 c-Moll Auferstehung (Beginn)                                               


Erste Abteilung




CD 2                                                                                                             




Sinfonie Nr. 2 c-Moll Auferstehung (Forts.)


Zweite Abteilung




CD 3   




Sinfonie Nr. 3 d-Moll (Beginn)                                                                                 


Erste Abteilung




CD 4                                                                                                             




Sinfonie Nr. 3 d-Moll (Fortsetzung I continued)


Zweite Abteilung




CD 5                                                                                                             




Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur                                                                         




CD 6                                                                                                             




Sinfonie Nr. 5 cis-Moll           




CD 7                                                                                                             




Sinfonie Nr. 6 a-Moll (Beginn)                                                                                  




CD 8                                                                                                             


Sinfonie Nr. 6 a-Moll (Forts.)




CD 9   




Sinfonie Nr. 7 e-Moll                                                                                    




CD 10                                                                                                




Sinfonie Nr. 8 Es-Dur




CD 11                                                                                                            




Sinfonie Nr. 8 Es-Dur (Forts.)




CD 12                                                                                                            




Sinfonie Nr. 9 D-Dur (Beginn)                                                          




CD 13                                                                                                           




Sinfonie Nr. 9 D-Dur (Forts.)




Adagio (aus Sinfonie Nr. 10 Fis-Dur)              




CD 14                                                                                                            




Sinfonie Nr. 10 Fis-Dur (Aufführungsversion von Deryck Cooke)




CD 15                                                                                                            




Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen*                                                                            








Fünf Lieder nach Texten von Friedrich Rückert*                                                     




* Erstveröffentlichung I First release




CD 16                                                                                                            




Des Knaben Wunderhorn      




Blumine (Orchestersatz)                                                                  




CD 17                                                                                                            




Das Lied von der Erde