Author Topic: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem  (Read 263 times)

Offline erikwilson7

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Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« on: October 04, 2019, 12:19:46 AM »
BR Klassik recently released what they claim is the awaited stand-alone release of a 2007 recording of Mahler 1 conducted by Mariss Jansons and the BRSO. Before now this recording could only be heard as part of an educational program album titled Mahler: Welt und Traum released in 2011. This performance was a live recording with applause retained. It’s actually quite a good performance and I was excited to hear it as a stand-alone release.

However, and this is where things get funky, this new release isn’t Mariss Jansons conducting. The recording that is being sold and publicized with these credentials is actually Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 2016 release. The timings all match up and they sound exactly identical. I even compared this “Jansons” recording to itself on the Mahler: Welt und Traum CD and they aren’t the same, yet they’re supposed to be.

Can anyone else confirm this, or has anyone noticed anything weird about this release? I admire the Y N-S recording and I don’t like that it’s being credited to Jansons now. I’m thinking it must be an error on BR Klassik’s part, but the error is everywhere from Spotify to web stores.

Offline Vehemence

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 05:06:01 AM »
You could load up both tracks in a free program Audacity and check out the waveforms. If the Jansons is the same as the YNS recording, they should be identical. That's pretty odd. I have both recordings, but have yet to listen to the Jansons. The YNS is pretty nice, though.

Offline John Kim

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 12:06:47 PM »
I did a careful comparison. It is indeed the Nezet-Seguin that they mistakenly put on this disc.

Offline Vehemence

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 02:47:05 PM »
Wow. That's crazy. Hopefully this wasn't intentional.

Offline John Kim

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 10:05:13 AM »
Dear Mr. Kim,

thanks a lot for your message - there seems to be a problem with our digital distributor. We are still waiting for a detailed feedback of him.

We will come back to you a.s.a.p.

Regards

Thomas Becker
BR-KLASSIK Label

Offline barryguerrero

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 02:32:07 PM »
BR Klassik needs to get its act together. When they issued their Mahler box, why didn't they use the Haitink M9 instead of the Jansons? It's a huge drawback of that box (sorry John, but I don't share your enthusiasm for the Jansons M9). In addition, they have enough material to issue a separate Jansons/BRSO Mahler cycle as it stands.

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Re: Jansons/BRSO Mahler 1 release problem
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 10:29:24 AM »
Barry,

I wasn't too enthusiastic about the Jansons M9th initially. But repeated (and careful) hearings revealed something really wonderful about the recording. After all, it is BRSO who shines here and that's what I treasure most in the Jansons/BRSO M9th. 

 

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