Mahler (arr. Stein): Symphony No. 4

Mahler (arr. Stein): Symphony No. 4


Kate Royal, soprano
Douglas Boyd
Manchester Camerata

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Douglas Boyd and Manchester Camerata made an indelible mark with their Avie debut of Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 5. This is the second release in their budget series for the label with a live recording of the chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Mahler’s most neo-classical symphony lends itself well to Erwin Stein’s reduction for fifteen players and soprano, which was transcribed in 1920 for Schoenberg’s celebrated Society for Private Musical Performances. More than a curiosity, this intimate adaptation facilitated wider circulation of the work and to this day illuminates important aspects of the work.


Gustav MAHLER (1860 – 1911)
Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Arranged for chamber orchestra by Erwin Stein
1. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen (16:23)
2. Im gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast (9:21)
3. Ruhevoll (20:48)
4. Sehr behaglich (9:44)
Total time: 56:20

Recorded 6 November 2004, live at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Recording Producer: Andrew Keener
Recording Engineer: Simon Eadon
Assistant Engineer: Will Brown
Editor: John H. West


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