BRUNO WALTER CONDUCTS MAHLER'S DAS LIED VON DER ERDE
Das Lied von der Erde was first performed after the composer's death by his friend and protégé Bruno Walter in Munich, in 1911. It is presented here in one of his most fiery and impassioned performances, with two exemplary soloists, captured in FM broadcast sound.
"Nikolaide has the perfect voice for the work... Her
feeling and sound are nothing short of glorious and she, too, gives the
unquenchable belief that she is a mother earth figure who knows everything."
High Performance Review: Summer 1992: Bert Wechsler
"The vivid clarity and fierce contrasts of colour and
rhythm once again give the lie to the strange notion sometimes encountered
in this country that Walter was too soft and yielding a musical personality
to make a first-rate Mahler conductor. There is an exciting urgency and
at the same tome a subtle ebb and flow".
Sunday Times: June 15, 1997: David Cairns
With Set Svanholm, tenor, Elena Nikolaidi, contralto, and the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bruno Walter (22 February 1953).
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