CD Review- Gramophone on Orchestra of the Swan, Mahler- Das Lied von der Erde

In the October 2011 issue of Gramophone Magazine, one can now find the first review to directly compare the Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the new recording by Manchester Camerata and Douglas Boyd of Das Lied von der Erde (no coupling) on […]

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Classical Recordings Quarterly on Orchestra of the Swan Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

There is a review from critic David Patmore in the current issue of Classical Recordings Quarterly of the new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Das Lied von der Erde on Somm Recordings. The complete review is available via paid subscription on the Classical Recordings Quarterly website. A short […]

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CD Review- MusicWeb-International on Orchestra of the Swan- Song of the Earth

Just published at Musicweb-International is a new review by critic Guy Aron of our new recording with Orchestra of the Swan of chamber versions of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen on Somm. It’s quite an extensive review with a generous helping of historical background and comparison to other recordings. […]

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Song of the Earth perspectives: Peter Davison- Mahler seeks the Earth’s embrace

Celebrating the release of SOMM Recording’s new CD of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder Eines fahrenden Gesellen, we begin a new series of essays and podcasts exploring Mahler’s Song of the Earth. You can explore Mahler’s masterpiece in depth through past and future Vftp posts and essays, listen to audio samples and […]

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CD Review- Birmingham Post on Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

A new review of  our new Orchestra of the Swan Mahler disc in the Birmingham Post by senior critic Christopher Morley. The Post doesn’t have CD reviews on their website, so the complete review is below.   MAHLER: LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN, DAS LIED VON DER ERDE: Orchestra of the Swan/Woods (SOMMCD 0109) (for classical CD […]

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CD Review- Entartete Musik on Orchestra of the Swan Mini-Mahler with KW

Critic, blogger and Mahlerian Gavin Plumley has offered up a thoughtful review of the my new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (as arranged by Schoenberg)  at his excellent blog, Entartete Musik. A short sample follows.     “Schoenberg’s Verein für Musikalische Privataufführungen provided […]

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CD Review- Michael Tumelty/The Herald on OOTS Das Lied von der Erde

A new review by Michael Tumelty in The Herald, Scotland for the new Orchestra of the Swan recording of Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, published 12 June, 2011.   Orchestra Of The Swan Kenneth Woods, conductor Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde etc (SOMM)   I wonder, I just wonder, […]

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“Mahler Comes to Wales” and everywhere else

Mahler is in the air today- I’m on way to rehearsal this evening, and what should I find on my daily check of Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc but a mention of the very concert I’m conducting here in Wrexham The American conductor Kenneth Woods is about to present the sixth symphony as part of a […]

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Guest blog- Peter Davison on Mahler and Strauss at Orchestra of the Swan

Last Friday’s Orchestra of the Swan performance of the Strauss Emperor Waltz and Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” and “Das Lied von der Erde” were prefaced by a wonderful and thought-provoking pre-concert talk by Mahler scholar and Vftp contributor, Peter Davison. In it, he not only finds the connections between these three remarkable and iconic […]

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Performer’s Perspective- Das Lied von der Erde, a rebirth

The Bridgewater Hall- Mahler in Manchester Saturday the 30th of January is Mahler day at the Bridgewater Hall. Manchester Camerata are performing the exquisite chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde, Beethoven’s 6th Symphony and the premiere of a new work by Bushra El Turk under the baton of their music director, Douglas Boyd. […]

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Song of the Earth

It’s probably no coincidence that the two most popular composers of the 20th Century, Shostakovich and Mahler, are also the two whose autobiographies are most intimately associated with their work. However, although their musical work may have been shaped in part by the external circumstances of their lives, it is also important to remember that […]

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