#HEAR# VANGUARD COMPLETE MAHLER CYCLE ABRAVANEL UTAH SYMPHONY STEREO 16 LPs

End Price: USD 119
Start Price: USD 119
End Date: 2014-03-31
Start Date: 2014-03-17

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#HEAR# VANGUARD COMPLETE MAHLER CYCLE ABRAVANEL UTAH SYMPHONY STEREO 16 LPs


 


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TITLE: MAHLER: COMPLETE SYMPHONY CYCLE

(Nos. 1-9; adagio from No. 10)

VANGUARD STEREO LPs (16 records in all, see details below and photos)  

Solists/Choruses/ABRAVANEL/UTAH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


This is a COMPLETE set of all the Mahler symphonies (1-9 plus the adagio from the unfinished 10th) featuring Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, recorded in STEREO. The almost impossible to find/collect Symphony No. 9 is included. The album jackets are in VG (very good) or better condition, and the vinyl ranges from EX (excellent) to NM (near mint). Please check back during the week - I will record and post sound clips from these LPs as time permits. The entire set spans 16 LPs as follows:

 

Symphony No. 1 (VANGUARD SRV-320-SD)

Symphony No. 2 (VANGUARD VCS-10003) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 3 (VANGUARD VCS-10072/3) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 4 (VANGUARD VCS-10042)

Symphony No. 5 & 10 (VANGUARD SRV-321/2-SD) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 6 (VANGUARD SRV-323/4-SD) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 7 (VANGUARD VSD-71141/2) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 8 (VANGUARD SRV-276/7-SD) 2-LP set

Symphony No. 9 (VANGUARD VCS-10075/6) 2-LP set

 

Abravanel's Mahler cycle has been highly regarded for many years, and competed successfully with the early complete cycles of Bernstein, Solti, Kubelik and Haitink on vinyl. Maurice Abravanel directs the Utah Symphony Orchestra with the Utah Civic Chorale and various other choruses and the soloists include Beverly Sills and Netanya Devrath. The recordings are first rate, in some cases such as the 4th symphony, the 7th symphony, and parts of the 8th symphony including the momentous finale, they are generally regarded as being second to none. The Utah players are coaxed to give their all, and they provide great dedication and earnestness in these works, despite being below the standard of world-class orchestras like Chicago, Berlin, and London. Even so, Abravanel's grasp of these often-unwieldy symphonic edifices proves far more convincing than some better-known maestros/orchestras can manage. His keen ear for balance is consistently displayed throughout the set. The famous Symphony No. 5 is an exercise in elucidation and orchestral balance that rivals any recording anywhere for understanding of orchestral texture mated to a recording that lets you know what every instrument is doing.  In short, you can easily find Mahler recordings--whether singly or in complete cycles, that boast greater scale, more precise playing, etc., but you'll have a hard time finding a collection with such clear-eyed devotion to the cause of this composer.

 

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SHIPPING and COMBINED COSTS

The cost to ship this LP is $3.95 in the USA. Add $1 for each additional LP item won. **SPECIAL: 5 or more LP items ship for FREE (USA only)**

 

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The cost to ship this LP set to CANADA is $51 (estimated).

 

The cost to ship this LP set WORLDWIDE is $67 (estimated).

 

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