Marilyn Horne’s plum-tinged mezzo and the music of Mahler are inseparable. So far, only the ‘Fahrenden Gesellen’ songs and the ‘Kindertotenlieder’ have made their way to CD (now deleted), so it is appropriate to collect on a single CD, the three masterpieces all performed by the same artist. The ‘Rückert-Lieder’ make their first appearance on CD.
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen*
FIRST RELEASE ON CD OF RÜCKERT-LIEDER
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra*
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra**