Mahler 3 with Mariss Jansons released after 18 years

In August 2001 the Oslo Philharmonic and Mariss Jansons, its chief conductor at the time, recorded Gustav Mahler's third symphony. Now the result is available on CD.

The Oslo Philharmonic and conductor Mariss Jansons recorded four Mahler symphonies. No. 3 was the last one to be recorded.

Beginning in the late 1990s, the Oslo Philharmonic recorded a number of albums on the record label Simax Classics, including Johannes Brahms' four symphonies, music from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky and Till Eulenspiegel by Richard Strauss.

Award for Mahler recording

Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic also recorded four of Gustav Mahler's symphonies: No. 1, No. 3, No. 7 and No. 9. The first and ninth symphony were released on the same album, for which the orchestra and conductor were awarded the Toblach Prize in 2003, for the best Mahler recording of the year.

Mahler's Third Symphony, with mezzo-soprano Randi Stene as soloist, was the last recording Mariss Jansons made as chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic. For various reasons, the recording was not released at the time. The album is now being launched as part of the Oslo Philharmonic's anniversary season.

Read more about the release: Mahler: Symphony No. 3