Notes and Editorial Reviews
The final release in Valery Gergiev’s acclaimed Mahler cycle features the composer’s Symphony No.9, recorded at the Barbican in March 2011.
Mahler wrote his ninth symphony during a time of great personal suffering and heartache. This is reflected in the music, at times manic and fierce, at others delicate and serene, as it explores many emotions and ultimately concludes with the heart-stopping coda of the Adagio, seemingly conveying the composer’s acceptance of his own mortality.
R E V I E W:
"The LSO’s playing is inspirational, both individually and corporately seemingly at one with its great conductor, virtually beyond criticism.… Nothing can detract from the excellence of this disc: it is
quite outstanding in every respect, a very fine conclusion to a most worthwhile integral series of performances and recordings."
– International Record Review (UK)
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1908-1909; Austria
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