WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

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

Mahler / Danco / Krips
Release Date: 08/02/2019 
Label:  Cameo Classics   Catalog #: 9112  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Suzanne Danco
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

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

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 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title