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Mahler: Symphony No 5 – LSO Live

Mahler: Symphony No 5

  • Catalogue Number LSO0664
    UPC 822231166429

    James Mallinson producer
    Neil Hutchinson and Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers

    Recorded September 2010, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • International Record Review’s Outstanding Recording
    '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.'

    ‘I found myself truly enjoying and very much impressed by a Gergiev conducted performance. The recording of the Fifth captures most of the excitement of the live event. Among SACDs, this is a worthy contender.’


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Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony marked a new direction in his compositions and a step away from the choral elements of the previous three symphonies. 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 jubilant finale.

Composer   Mahler
Conductor   Valery Gergiev
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 5 : I. Trauermarsch
2. Symphony No 5 : II. Stuermisch Bewegt, Mit Groesster Vehemenz
3. Symphony No 5 : III. Scherzo
4. Symphony No 5 : IV. Adagietto
5. Symphony No 5 : V. Rondo - Finale

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