Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gustav Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" Performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra Directed by Jiří Bělohlávek...

... and "supported by over 400 adult and childrens voices of which are; Mardi Byers (soprano), Twyla Robinson (soprano), Malin Christensson (soprano), Stephanie Blythe (mezzo-soprano), Kelley O'Connor (mezzo-soprano), Stefan Vinke (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone), Tomasz Konieczny (bass), Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral, Choristers of Westminster Abbey, Choristers of Westminster Cathedral, BBC Symphony Chorus, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs."

Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony begins with the ancient hymn Veni Creator Spiritus and ends with the final scene of Goethe's Faust.

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