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Mahler: Symphony No 9 / Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

Mahler / London Sym Orch / Gergiev
Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 668   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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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
Read more quite outstanding in every respect, a very fine conclusion to a most worthwhile integral series of performances and recordings."

– International Record Review (UK)
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Laid-back Mahler May 14, 2014 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Professional critics may praise Gergiev's interpretation but this relaxed reading fails to get my blood pumping. Great performances are available from Barbirolli/BPO and Walter/Columbia SO. For a little excitement get Bernstein's BPO or NYPO recordings. Good SACD recording." Report Abuse
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