Claudio Abbado

Mahler: 10 Symphonien

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This 12-CD box set from Deutsche Grammophon is representative of Claudio Abbado's somewhat varied Mahler output in the period from 1977 to 1993. These performances of the symphonies were recorded with three great orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic (Nos. 1, 5, and 8), the Vienna Philharmonic (Nos. 2, 3, 4, 9, and the Adagio from No. 10), and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Nos. 6 and 7), and they should not be confused with Abbado's later live, all-digital releases, made in the 2000s with Berlin. While Abbado has not been extolled as one of the great Mahlerians, such as Walter, Bernstein, Solti, or Zander, he has contributed solid interpretations to the catalog and impressed listeners and critics with his deep understanding of the music and his passionate response to it. Because these recordings were made in different venues -- the Philharmonie in Berlin, Vienna's Musikverein, and Chicago's Symphony Hall -- the sound is a little variable, particularly in the acoustics, though DG's engineering is first-rate.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")
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2 Claudio Abbado 01:34 Amazon
3 Claudio Abbado 01:42 Amazon
4 Claudio Abbado 02:27 Amazon
5 Claudio Abbado 03:27 Amazon
6 Claudio Abbado 05:11 Amazon
7 Claudio Abbado 01:26 Amazon
8 Claudio Abbado 04:57 Amazon
9 Claudio Abbado 05:27 Amazon
10 Claudio Abbado 01:49 Amazon
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12 Claudio Abbado 01:23 Amazon
13 Claudio Abbado 03:14 Amazon
14 Claudio Abbado 04:30 Amazon
15 Claudio Abbado 03:51 Amazon
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18 Claudio Abbado 03:23 Amazon
19 Claudio Abbado 03:31 Amazon
20 Claudio Abbado 04:57 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")
1 Claudio Abbado 06:49 Amazon
2 Claudio Abbado 03:15 Amazon
3 Claudio Abbado 04:46 Amazon
4 Claudio Abbado 01:53 Amazon
5 Claudio Abbado 04:42 Amazon
6 Claudio Abbado 01:03 Amazon
7 Claudio Abbado 01:52 Amazon
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10 Claudio Abbado 04:02 Amazon
11 Claudio Abbado 03:52 Amazon
12 Claudio Abbado 04:57 Amazon
13 Claudio Abbado 00:54 Amazon
14 Claudio Abbado 03:23 Amazon
15 Claudio Abbado 07:16 Amazon
16 Claudio Abbado 05:42 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night")
1 Claudio Abbado 02:03 Amazon
2 Claudio Abbado 01:17 Amazon
3 Claudio Abbado 01:27 Amazon
4 Claudio Abbado 01:48 Amazon
5 Claudio Abbado 03:12 Amazon
6 Claudio Abbado 03:42 Amazon
7 Claudio Abbado 02:29 Amazon
8 Claudio Abbado 05:26 Amazon
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10 Claudio Abbado 06:56 Amazon
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19 Claudio Abbado 05:27 Amazon
20 Claudio Abbado 02:56 Amazon
21 Claudio Abbado 06:18 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 11

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 9 in D major
1 Claudio Abbado 05:02 Amazon
2 Claudio Abbado 03:46 Amazon
3 Claudio Abbado 01:30 Amazon
4 Claudio Abbado 01:34 Amazon
5 Claudio Abbado 02:39 Amazon
6 Claudio Abbado 01:40 Amazon
7 Claudio Abbado 03:35 Amazon
8 Claudio Abbado 03:57 Amazon
9 Claudio Abbado 03:36 Amazon
10 Claudio Abbado 02:39 Amazon
11 Claudio Abbado 02:28 Amazon
12 Claudio Abbado 01:31 Amazon
13 Claudio Abbado 02:45 Amazon
14 Claudio Abbado 01:26 Amazon
15 Claudio Abbado 01:25 Amazon
16 Claudio Abbado 03:11 Amazon
17 Claudio Abbado 01:49 Amazon
18 Claudio Abbado 01:14 Amazon
19 Claudio Abbado 02:15 Amazon
20 Claudio Abbado 03:06 Amazon
21 Claudio Abbado 01:39 Amazon
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23 Claudio Abbado 00:50 Amazon
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