Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Leif Segerstam – Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:36 minutes | 984 MB | Genre: Classical
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The ten symphonies of Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) have sometimes been likened to a great autobiographical novel, each symphony constituting a chapter in itself while at the same time being an integral part of an unfolding narrative. Within this narrative flow, the fourth symphony (1899-1900) represents a magical pool of tranquility. Mahler drew on various sources in his symphony, one of them being Das himmlische Leben (1892). He originally intended this to be an independent song, but then had ideas of making it the finale of his giant third symphony before ultimately transferring it to his fourth. The song is a naïve vision of the joys of heaven seen through the eyes of a child; the symphony is, as a result, Mahlers most optimistic and relaxed. True, it does have some more shadowy moments, but they do not make the heart bleed or seriously disturb the overall mood.
1. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam – Symphony No. 4 in G Major: I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen (18:09)
2. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam – Symphony No. 4 in G Major: II. in gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast (11:38)
3. Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam – Symphony No. 4 in G Major: III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio (21:39)
4. Essi Luttinen, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra & Leif Segerstam – Symphony No. 4 in G Major: IV. Sehr behaglich (10:10)