September 2, 2010

Vote for Mahler, too

Our season opens with velvet-voiced idol of the Met, handsome baritone Nathan Gunn singing Mahler's haunting and soulfully autobiographic Songs of a Wayfarer.  This year, Mahler would have been 150 years young and in honor of the occasion, record company Deutsche Grammophon/Decca is giving you a chance to vote for your favorite recordings of Mahler's works.  You only have until September 15 to vote and then the winning recordings will be compiled into a People's Edition boxed set of Mahler's greatest works to be released later this fall.

The company has set up a website,, where you can hear all of Decca's Mahler recordings--including rare gems long out of print.  Stream as much Mahler as you like including important recordings that have become virtually unobtainable and legendary performances that are being made available for the first time in digital form.  Then decide for yourself which are the very best recordings in the world.  And let us know your Mahler favorites, too, by leaving a comment below!

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