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Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Boulez: Rituel; Notations I-IV, VII ()

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composed by Gustav Mahler, Pierre Boulez

Several of Michael Gielen's Hänssler releases feature unusual programming, but this double CD of the Symphony No. 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler and two important works by Pierre Boulez is possibly the most arcane match-up of them all. Or at least it seems so until the indirect influence of the older master's austere late style on serialism comes to mind, and the open textures and delicate orchestration of both Mahler and Boulez are pointed out; then the combination is at least understandable on theoretical grounds. And some ...

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  1. Symphony No. 9 in D major
  2. Rituel: In Memoriam Bruno Maderna, for orchestra
  3. Notations, for chamber orchestra (11 pieces developed from piano version): I. Modéré - Fantasque
  4. Notations, for chamber orchestra (11 pieces developed from piano version): II. Très vif. Strident
  5. Notations, for chamber orchestra (11 pieces developed from piano version): III. Très modéré
  6. Notations, for chamber orchestra (11 pieces developed from piano version): IV. Rythmique
  7. Notations, for chamber orchestra (11 pieces developed from piano version): VII. Hiératique. Lent
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Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Boulez: Rituel; Notations I-IV, VII
2004, Haenssler

UPC: 040888309826

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