Editors’ Notes Recorded live in 2016—almost exactly 100 years to the day since Leopold Stokowski conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra in the US premiere of the work—Mahler’s Eighth once again awes and overwhelms. Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s superb musicianship and skill in choral repertoire make this very special indeed. The orchestra plays magnificently, the choirs sing as if their lives depended on it, and the numerous soloists are well chosen, with Erin Wall and Angela Meade the standouts. The recording captures the symphony’s scale as well as its complex spatial demands. A terrific account of a work whose performance still ranks as a major musical event.

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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Veni creator spiritus" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Imple superna gratia" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Infirma nostri corporis" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: Tempo I (Allegro, etwas hastig) [Live]
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Infirma nostri corporis virtute firmans perpeti" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Accende lumen sensibus" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Qui Paraclitus diceris" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 1: "Gloria sit Patri Domino" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2
Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: Poco adagio (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: Più mosso (Allegro moderato) [Live]
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Waldung, sie schwankt heran" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Ewiger Wonnebrand" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füßen" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Gerettet ist das edle Glied" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Jene Rosen, aus den Händen" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Ich spür' soeben" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Hier ist die Aussicht frei" - "Freudig empfangen wir" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Höchste Herrscherin der Welt" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Jungfrau, rein im schönsten Sinne" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: Äußerst langsam. Adagissimo (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Dir, der Unberührbaren" - "Du schwebst zu Höhen" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Bei der Liebe, die den Füßen" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: ''Bei dem Bronn, zu dem schon weiland" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Bei dem hochgeweihten Orte" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Die du großen Sünderinnen" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Er überwächst uns schon" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Vom edlen Geisterchor umgeben" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Komm! hebe dich zu höhern Sphären" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Blicket auf zum Retterblick" (Live)
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major, "Symphony of a Thousand", Pt. 2: "Alles Vergängliche" (Live)
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