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Title: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: John Kim on November 10, 2018, 09:24:29 AM
I can't upload the pic here (does anyone know how??).

In Japan the release date is 12/31/2018.
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: brunumb on November 10, 2018, 03:58:33 PM
Do you have a link to the site where you saw this?
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: John Kim on November 10, 2018, 05:26:53 PM
https://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Mahler-1860-1911_000000000019272/item_Symphony-No-2-Osmo-Vanska-Minnesota-Orchestra-Choir-R-Hughes-S-S-Cooke-Ms-Hybrid_9349262
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: John Kim on November 10, 2018, 05:28:11 PM
timings are

I. 23:17/ II. 9:54/ III. 10:50/ IV. 5:28/ V. 34:08 = 84:38


Looks good.
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: brunumb on November 10, 2018, 06:03:29 PM
(https://img.hmv.co.jp/image/jacket/800/93/4/9/262.jpg)
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: John Kim on November 12, 2018, 10:19:10 AM
Here is a video of the ending.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj51pf1XRPc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR38adNEOiJq9fHRuc9nAZSQckDEVIjZVUPxn16qAvQ8ChkyipaZ7BH0pdo
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: barryguerrero on November 12, 2018, 08:24:21 PM
oohhhhhhh, nice tam-tam smash at the hohepunkt (climax).
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: Russell on January 09, 2019, 01:04:27 AM
The hi-res download is now available (on sale for just $12.69 for a limited time).  You can even listen to the whole thing, albeit in 30-second increments--just keep clicking the 'play' button.

http://www.eclassical.com/conductors/vanska-osmo/mahler-symphony-no2-resurrection.html
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: barryguerrero on January 09, 2019, 11:41:19 PM
BEST DEEP BELLS and HIGH and LOW TAM-TAM EVER!!! I also like it that Vanska doesn't drag the unison chorus at the 32 minute mark (I hate it when they do that). Going back to the march (within the finale), I like how he brings the offstage trumpets in closer with each of their entrances, located between 14:00 and 15:00. As a result, you hear the trumpets leading into the full orchestra's re-entrance, with the low brass belting out the melody. In the other words, the hohepunkt of the entire march section. You can also hear the series of tam-tam smashes at the end of the march, but the tam-tam could still be a bit stronger there (but hey, at least you can hear it!). I'm definitely getting this.

I wish I liked Vanska's M6 more than I do. The two inner movements are excellent, but the two outer ones aren't nearly as good. I think he's more into the 'positive' Mahler than the 'downer' Mahler. What do you guys think?   .   .   .  I wished he had used THESE deep bells for the M6 finale, rather than the ubiquitous rolling rack of chimes (holy doorbells).
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: Russell on January 10, 2019, 01:52:27 PM
Here's a very positive writeup on the Audio Asylum website:

https://www.audioasylum.com/audio/music/classical/messages/1/12028.html
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: John Kim on January 13, 2019, 09:02:59 AM
Russell,

Thanks.

My colleague who heard the recording confirmed the excellent of the performance but he lamented that the bells in the closing pages are inaudible.
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: barryguerrero on January 14, 2019, 12:48:17 AM
Huh? John, when I listened to it on the e-classical link provided here, the deep bells were very present. I'm baffled.
Title: Re: Vanska/MO/BIS Mahler 2nd SACD
Post by: Vehemence on January 17, 2019, 04:10:46 PM
Listened to a bit of this just now. On my system the bells sounded good, but maybe a bit unatural. The tams sounded very....crispy to my ears. I feel like the engineers made a point to bring this moment out. The organ was well balanced, and the choirs are really forward. I really liked Manny Laureano's trumpet playing, especially his sound on the Monette.