Fabio Luisi conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8. The work is one of the largest-scale choral w…
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 8: Directed by Humphrey Burton. With Edda Moser, Judith Blegen, Gerti Zeumer, Ingrid Mayr.
- Humphrey Burton
Premiere. Date. 12 September 1910. Conductor. Gustav Mahler. Performers. Munich Philharmonic. The Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major by Gustav Mahler is one of the largest-scale choral works in the classical concert repertoire. As it requires huge instrumental and vocal forces it is frequently called the " Symphony of a Thousand ", although the work is normally presented with far fewer than a thousand performers and the composer did not sanction that name – actually, he disapproved of it. 
This truly unique account of Mahlers most extraordinary symphony is part of Gustavo Dudamels planned Mahler cycle, this time featuring BOTH orchestras with which he is most closely associated - the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - as well as immense vocal forces including a massed choir of young Venezuelan voices and a lineup of international soloists.
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