Mahler & Ye: The Song of the Earth
Centuries-old Chinese poetry is brought vividly to life in a new recording from Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. We announce their second album for DG The Song of the Earth, recorded in Shanghai with soloists Michelle DeYoung, Brian Jagde, Zhang Liping, and Shenyang. It pairs Gustav Mahler’s symphonic song-cycle Das Lied von der Erde (“The Song of the Earth”), based on German translations of six ancient Chinese poems, with the world premiere recording of Xiaogang Ye’s settings of the same texts in the original Mandarin.
Michelle DeYoung & Brian Jagde & Liping Zhang & Shenyang & Shanghai Symphony Orchestra & Long Yu