Mahler: Symphony No 6
Catalogue Number LSO0661
James Mallinson producer
Neil Hutchinson and Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineers
Recorded November 2007, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch
Gramophone Magazine’s Editor's Choice
'It is difficult to resist Valery Gergiev in full flow. He summons such reserves of power and commitment from the LSO that one cannot help but be swept along.'
Audiophile Audition’s Best of the Year Discs 2008
'The Finale is Gergiev's masterpiece ... All concerned play their hearts out. The hi-res sound engineering is superb.'
Fono Forum’s Disc of the Month
‘A thrilling Ghost Train Ride in three dimensional sound splendour.’
'This is a reading of great intensity, creating a most powerful impact ... a stunning performance of considerable musical belief in the demonstrable fact that Mahler's Sixth is a great and original masterpiece.'
International Record Review
'It shows how Mahler's neurosis and Gergiev's volatility are ideally matched: this is no plain-sailing exercise in orchestral virtuosity, but a deeply wrought journey of the soul ... The performance as a whole achieves an impressive balance between structure and detail.'
The Daily Telegraph
Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra
Does Mahler’s Sixth Symphony foretell the tragedy of his later life, or does it have a more cerebral purpose? Whatever the composer’s motives for writing it, tragic it certainly is: driven, bitter and sweet by turns, and ending in devastation – utterly compelling.
|London Symphony Orchestra
2. Symphony No 6 in A Minor: II. Andante Moderato
3. Symphony No 6 in A Minor: III. Scherzo: Wuchtig
4. Symphony No 6 in A Minor: IV. Finale: Allegro Moderato