Three key early Mahler recordings led by the little known but dynamic Hungarian-born conductor, Zoltán Fekete. His account of Mahler's early cantata possesses real dramatic bite and he draws a highly committed performance from his Viennese forces. The Kindertotenlieder are of the greatest interest in that the soloist is the highly influential voice teacher Vera Rósza, who before she took to instruction was herself a distinguished singer. Ilona Steingruber, a stalwart of contemporary music in post-war Vienna, is the soloist in the Rückert-Lieder.
released October 22, 2017
Das Klagende Lied* (1899, two movement, version);
Ilona Steingruber, soprano * and ***; Sieglinde Wagner* and Véra Rosza**, mezzo-sopranos; Erich Majkut, tenor*
Chorus* and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Conducted by Zoltán Fekete