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Mahler: Symphony No 3 – LSO Live

Mahler: Symphony No 3

  • Catalogue Number LSO0660
    UPC 822231166023

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

    Recorded September 2007, Barbican, London

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

  • eMusic’s Best Albums of 2008

    'I've never heard the opening Pan Awakes music more marvellously vivid ... you won't hear more brilliant playing than the LSO's.'
    Sunday Times

    'The complex first movement unfolds like a musical pageant and the LSO's playing is first rate.'
    The Sunday Telegraph

    'Gergiev's epic struggle to transcendence taps into something powerfully, movingly human.'
    The Times


Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

Following his principle that “the symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything”, Mahler’s all-encompassing Third Symphony is his attempt to give all aspects of nature a voice. At its premiere it generated both praise and outrage from critics, some of whom were bewildered by its enormity.

Composer   Mahler
Conductor   Valery Gergiev
Performers   Tiffin Boys' Choir, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloist   Anna Larsson

Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No 3: I. Kräftig. Entschieden

Disc 2
1. Symphony No 3: II. Tempo Di Menuetto. Grazioso
2. Symphony No 3: III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
3. Symphony No 3: IV. Sehr Langsam. Misterioso
4. Symphony No 3: V. Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck
5. Symphony No 3: VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden

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