Das Lied von der Erde was Manchester Camerata's acclaimed contribution to the Manchester Mahler Series - a celebration of 150 years since the birth of the great composer.
The recording engineers were at the concert in January to record the latest in Manchester Camerata's Beethoven cycle - a long term project to record the complete Beethoven Symphony cycle with Artistic Director Douglas Boyd.
"So it seemed a perfect opportunity to get them to record Das Lied von der Erde" says Manchester Camerata Chief Executive, Bob Riley.
"But that meant a gruelling recording session for all involved, including soprano Jane Irwin and tenor Peter Wedd" he adds.
"That day saw the musicians work through the Beethoven for three hours, then the Mahler for a further three hours. Then came the live performance which also included a new work by Bushra El-Turk. Then, after the audience had filed out, the innevitable `patching' or re-records had to be carried out to complete the Beethoven recording. And then, as if that weren't enough, everyone piled back the next day to do the patching for the Mahler."
"It was an exhausting experience, made possible by the laser guided concentration and commitment by the Manchester Camerata musicians and Douglas Boyd."
To get this exciting recording to the public as quickly as possible, a digital download version of Das Lied von der Erde has been made and is now available to buy. Click the BUY NOW tab, and you'll be taken to our CD shop. After you've made a secure payment, you'll be guided through to a delivery page where you can download the tracks to your computer or mp3 player.
Read the Sunday Times review of the Concert