Digital Recordings Purchase

Please note that MahlerFest now has a secure online store which is more complete and up-to-date (including item availability and sale prices).  

It is still possible to print the PDF form and order via traditional mail (please do not email the PDF form) but the preferred method is using the online store.

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Colorado MahlerFest’s orchestral concerts have been professionally recorded since 1995 and we are proud to offer excellent digital recordings for purchase. Minimally edited, these are true “You are there!” recordings.

Faithful to the scores, with Mahler’s countless markings and instructions, former director Robert Olson’s readings of these works are remarkable, conveying power, tenderness without sentimentality, and preserving the long line and songlike quality of Mahler’s symphonic style.

In May 2015, as Olson made his farewell to the festival, MahlerFest was excited to offer a thumb drive comprising one recording of each Mahler work performed through the years by the MahlerFest orchestra: “The Complete Mahler”, Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra 1988-2015.

The MahlerFest orchestra is composed of musicians, professional and amateur, affiliated with approximately 100 orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, including New Zealand, England, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Venezuela, China and Uganda. They come to Boulder once a year for a week of intense music making, powered by a love of playing Mahler’s music. Their fervor and dedication show in the results!

Many of our CDs are sold out. We currently have available recordings from our festivals in 2009 through 2014, along with our new thumb drive collection.

XXII-No8Symphony No. 8

MahlerFest XXII, Symphony No. 8; performed in 2009.
Cherry Creek Chorale, Larimer Chorale, Colorado Children’s Chorus; Cynthia Lawrence, Rebecca Copley, Szilvia Schranz, sopranos; Julie Simson, Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-sopranos; Jon Garrison, tenor; Keven Keys, baritone; Ashraf Sewailam, bass-baritone.

XXIII-No3Symphony No. 3

MahlerFest XXIII, Symphony No. 3; performed in 2010. Julie Simson, mezzo-soprano, Boulder Chorale, Boulder Children’s Chorale, Niwot 9th Grade Treble Choir.


XXIV-No5Symphony No. 5

MahlerFest XV, Symphony No. 5 in c# minor and “Entr’act” from Die drei Pintos; performed in 2011. Die drei Pintos, a comic opera left unfinished by Carl Maria von Weber, was successfully completed by Gustav Mahler. “Entr’act”, which precedes Act II, is one of the numbers Mahler composed himself for the completion of the opera.


XXV-No2Symphony No. 2

MahlerFest XXV, Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Resurrection”; performed in 2012. Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson, soprano; Julie Simson, mezzo-soprano; with the Boulder Chorale (Ben Riggs, Artistic Director).


XXVI-No4Symphony No. 4

MahlerFest XXVI, Symphony No. 4 in G Major and “Der Abschied”; performed in 2013.  Jennifer Bird, soprano; Julie Simson, mezzo-soprano.


XXVII-No6Symphony No. 6

MahlerFest XXVII, Symphony No. 6 in a minor and “Rückert-Lieder”; performed in 2014.  Abigail Nims, mezzo-soprano.



The Complete Mahler
Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra
1988 – 2015

To purchase any of these performances, please click on the “Audio Order Form”, print, complete, and mail to the indicated address.

Audio Order Form

We guarantee the quality of our recordings; if you receive any that have technical problems, please return the defective media for replacement.

Thank you for your purchase; we hope you will enjoy listening to the concerts as much as we enjoyed performing them!