Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 8

live recording

Emily Newton, Michaela Kaune, Ashley Thouret - Soprano
Iris Vermillion, Mihoko Fujimura - Alto
Brenden Patrick Gunnell - Tenor
Markus Eiche - Baritone
Karl-Heinz Lehner - Bass
Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno
Slovak Philharmonic Choir Bratislava
Boys Choir of the Choir Academy Dortmund

Dortmunder Philharmonic Orchestra
Gabriel Feltz

catalog number 21118 

"I have just completed my Eighth - it is the greatest thing I have done so far. And so different in content and form that it is impossible to write about it. Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound. It is no longer human voices, but circling planets and suns." Gustav Mahler

 ***** Fono Forum 05/2020

"Feltz has a superb team of soloists, well contrasted and all in form, who come into their own in the recitatives and ariosos of Part 2, sensitively recorded and accompanied with telling orchestral detail that entices me to explore the rest of a fairly under-reported cycle.“ Peter Quantrill in Grammophone 

"...this recording sharpens the piece’s inherent simplicity and clarity. It’s as if we are hearing Mahler, for one cosmic hour and a half, finally letting go and surrendering himself to the Creator spirit. Veni creator, indeed. Highly recommended."  Andrew Desiderio, Fanfare magazine


"the most unusual and controversial cycle of the last few years."