Gergiev's Mahler

Mahler: Symphony No 6

LSO0661 SACD

Mahler Symphony No 6

Mahler Symphony No 6

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Valery Gergiev conductor

Choc Le Monde de la Musique

Editor's Choice 'it is difficult to resist Valery Gergiev in full flow. He summons such reserves of power and commitment from the LSO that one cannot help but be swept along' Gramophone

Does Mahler’s Sixth Symphony foretell the tragedy of his later life, or does it have a more cerebral purpose? Whatever the composer’s motives for writing it, tragic it certainly is: driven, bitter and sweet by turns, and ending in devastation – utterly compelling.

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Editor's Choice 'it is difficult to resist Valery Gergiev in full flow. He summons such reserves of power and commitment from the LSO that one cannot help but be swept along' Gramophone

Disc of the Month - R10 Classica-Répertoire
Disc of the Month Fono Forum
Choc Le Monde de la Musique
The Want List 2008 Fanfare
Classical Editors Favourites for 2008 All Music Guide

'This is a reading of great intensity, creating a most powerful impact ... a stunning performance of considerable musical belief in the demonstable fact that Mahler's Sixth is a great and original masterpeice' International Record Review

'... It shows how Mahler's neurosis and Gergiev's volatility are ideally matched: this is no plain-sailing excercise in orchestral virtuosity, but a deeply wrought journey of the soul ... The performance as a whole achieves an impressive balance between structure and detail' Daily Telegraph

Artistic Quality 9 Sound Quality 9 'The massed horns sound magnificent in the finale's battle-cries, and all of the principals tackle their parts with aplomb. It's good to hear this symphony played with the sort of gruff, raw vigor that suits its heroic cast so well' ClassicsToday.com

Best of the Year Discs 2008 'The Finale is Gergiev's masterpiece ... All concerned play their hearts out. The hi-res sound engineering is superb' Audiophile Audition

Artists

Valery Gergiev conductor
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Neil Hutchinson and Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

Recorded November 2007, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

SACD - compatible with all CD players
Catalogue number - LSO0661
UPC - 822231166122

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