Mahler: Symphony No 8

Mahler’s immense creation—featuring hundreds of musicians, three choruses, and soloists—is a symphony so epic in scope that it has been dubbed the “Symphony of A Thousand.” Mahler’s Eighth—a tale of damnation and salvation—is quintessentially a romantic work, but it owes a great debt to the towering Baroque choral works of J.S. Bach.

Performers: Erin Wall, Eliza van den Heever, Laura Claycomb, Katarina Karneus, Yvonne Naef, et al.
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

“At the end of Part I Miss Wall and Elza van den Heever, singing in unison, soar majestically and thrillingly over the whole ensemble.” (MusicWeb International)

A Universe of Sound: Recording Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 from San Francisco Symphony on Vimeo.