Mahler: Symphony No 6

  • Catalogue Number LSO0661
    UPC 822231166122

    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

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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.


Composer   Mahler
Conductor   Valery Gergiev
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 6 in A Minor: I. Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo
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

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