Mahler: Orchestral Songs
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Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) (15:30)
Christian Gerhaher, baritone; Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Kent Nagano
The incomparable lied baritone Christian Gerhaher revisits Mahler on his latest album. He has recorded three Mahler song cycles in their authentic orchestral versions for the first time. Gerhaher manages to blend with the compelling sound of the orchestra, but at the same time makes his baritone hover above the instruments, so that every word and nuance come across without ever sounding forced.