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Mahler: Symphony No 5 / Gergiev, London SO

Mahler / Lso / Gergiev
Release Date: 02/08/2011 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 664  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi / Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This is a magnificent performance in every respect. The orchestral playing is consistently of the highest quality, individually and collectively, the musicians clearly inspired by the insight and total conviction of their conductor. No one can afford to ignore this record."

- International Record Review (UK)

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony marked a new direction in his compositions and a step away from the choral elements of the previous three symphonies. Despite the opening funereal trumpet solo and march, the work was completed during one of the happiest periods of Mahler’s life, and the symphony showcases virtuosic orchestral playing, an exquisite love song without words for his wife Alma, and a
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 5: I. Trauermarsch
Symphony No. 5: II. Stuermisch Bewegt, Mit Groesster Vehemenz
Symphony No. 5: III. Scherzo
Symphony No. 5: IV. Adagietto
Symphony No. 5: V. Rondo - Finale

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