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Mahler: Symphony No. 4 / Danco, Krips, London Symphony


Release Date: 08/02/2019 
Label:  Cameo Classics   Catalog #: CC9112  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Suzanne Danco
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Thanks to his unusually strong affinity with Haydn and grasp of classical structures, Josef Krips proves a near-ideal conductor for the Fourth Symphony. Noting Mahler’s repeated ‘nicht eilen’ (‘don’t rush’) markings, Krips never hurries the music or indulges in unnecessary point-making, least of all in the radiant variations of the poco adagio third movement. The score unfolds with natural charm and warmth, lovingly communicated by the LSO’s string section – led by Hugh Maguire, whose ‘Death the Fiddler’ is gauged at just the right level of grotesquery. With Suzanne Danco a pristine soloist in the finale, childlike but never childish, this is a beautifully-judged performance of a work which can too easily sound overstated, faux-naif or Read more both. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Suzanne Danco (Soprano)
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria 

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