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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra

Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 34213   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After the highly acclaimed recordings of Mahler's Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6, Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra have now recorded the fifth symphony with its famous Adagietto in F Major for strings and harp - one of the most intimate pieces that Mahler ever wrote for the orchestra.

According to Fischer the Fifth is “the most Jewish of all Mahler's symphonies. The first movement takes us to the unmistakable mood of Jewish lamentation, the finale to the childlike vision of messianic joy.”

Iván Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. This partnership has become one of the greatest success stories in the past 25 years of classical
Read more music. Intense international touring and a series of acclaimed recordings for Philips Classics, later for Channel Classics have contributed to Iván Fischer’s reputation as one of the world’s most visionary and successful orchestra leaders. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

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