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Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Arleen Augér (soprano); Heather Harper (soprano); Helen Watts (alto); John Shirley-Quirk (vocals); Lucia Popp (soprano);...
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  1. Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand")
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Aside from his sensational Wagner Ring cycle, if one recording in Georg Solti's catalog bears repeated reissues, it must be his truly legendary rendition of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, "Symphony of a Thousand," a captivating performance that was unmatched in its day and one that still holds its own against later releases. This 1971 recording is especially worth considering because of its unequaled octet of singers -- sopranos Heather Harper, Lucia Popp, and Arleen Augér, contraltos Yvonne Minton and ...

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 1990, London

UPC: 028941449320