Notes and Editorial Reviews
Ever since the young
Rafael Kubelik (1914-96) became acquainted with the music of Gustav Mahler - primarily through conductors such as Bruno Walter, Erich Kleiber and Fritz Busch - his fascination with it never again left him alone. He pressed forward with the Mahler Renaissance in post-war Germany against initially reserved public and critical attitude. As Music Director of the
BRSO, he realized one of the first complete Mahler cycles. On 180g Virgin Vinyl, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony appears here in a live recording from the Herkulessaal, Munich captured on 12 June 1981.