Mahler: Symphony No. 10

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Catalogue No: DDA 25079
EAN/UPC: 809730507922
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Release Date: March 2010
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Discs: 1

The unfinished yet magnificent Tenth is a fitting climax to probably the most glorious and exceptional symphonic oeuvre; truly the spirit of music. The first movement was transcribed for piano by Ronald Stevenson, and with his guidance and encouragement, the remaining four movements have been transcribed by Christopher White, who here presents the premiere recording of what is not only a transcription but a very fine and substantial work for solo piano.

Track Listing

    Gustav Mahler (arr. Stevenson/White):

  1. I. Symphony no. 10 − I Adagio (21:00)
  2. II. Symphony no. 10 − II Scherzo (11:48)
  3. III. Symphony no. 10 − III Purgatorio (4:28)
  4. IV. Symphony no. 10 − IV Scherzo 2 (11:15)
  5. V. Symphony no. 10 − V Finale (18:33)

Reviews

International Record Review

I heard someone juggling the impossible… White’s athleticism and dexterousness are undeniably impressive

” —Calum MacDonald
Midwest Record

They’ve managed to capture the grandeur of this symphonic work for solo piano and keep you riveted… in this form for a long time you can expect it to stand as the best

” —Chris Spector
MusicWeb

The first movement… was transcribed by remarkable musician Ronald Stevenson, the others by Christopher White. The quality of both musicans’ work on the score is consistently high. Christopher White plays with eminent skill, and he certainly has a remarkable technique. This is a serious project which deserves attention

” —Dominy Clements
International Piano

I heard someone juggling the impossible… White’s athleticism and dexterousness are undeniably impressive

” —Philip Clark
The Sunday Times

This version for solo piano is as authoritative as any other presentation; engrossing it is, played with fervour and intelligence… the whole account bristles with intellectual life.

” —Paul Driver
Fanfare

His transcription is not merely evidence of a familiarity with the Mahlerian idiom; it is infused with a profound understanding of the importance of this work in the larger context of Mahler’s symphonic journey. Highly recommended.

” —Christopher Abbot