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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Roth, Gurzenich-Orchester Koln


Release Date: 12/08/2017 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 905285  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gurzenich Orchester Kolner Philharmoniker
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Immortalized in Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece “Death in Venice”, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (with its unforgettable Adagietto) today needs no introduction. Except to point out that the composer himself led its premiere some 113 years ago, conducting the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. For this recording, the modern-day players comprising the very same ensemble are led by the city’s newly appointed General Music Director, François-Xavier Roth, which patently places this version in a class of its own. Immortalized in Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece “Death in Venice”, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (with its unforgettable Adagietto) today needs no introduction. Except to point out that the composer himself led its premiere some 113 years ago, conducting the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. For this recording, the modern-day players comprising the very same ensemble are led by the city’s newly appointed General Music Director, François-Xavier Roth, which patently places this version in a class of its own. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gurzenich Orchester Kolner Philharmoniker
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 

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