Gergiev's Mahler

Mahler: Symphony No 4

LSO0662 SACD

Mahler Symphony No 4

Mahler Symphony No 4

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Valery Gergiev conductor

****½ ‘... Gergiev doesn’t play the rustic charms of the opening movement like a memory of Mozart, rather he encompasses a wider pastoral perspective filed with menacing undercurrent ... Gergiev’s serene conclusion is beautifully heard’ Classic FM Magazine

Using a reduced orchestra, unusually without any lower brass, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is influenced by the trend to revive the classical style of Haydn and Mozart, as a reaction against the monumental ‘Wagnerian’ romanticism of its predecessors. The work is based around the final movement, written some years earlier – its childish and naïve text giving shape to the other movements.

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Reviews

****½ ‘Gergiev’s Mahler Fourth begins so slowly, you wonder how he can reach the end of the symphony. But gradually, the method behind this apparent madness reveals itself: Gergiev doesn’t play the rustic charms of the opening movement like a memory of Mozart, rather he encompasses a wider pastoral perspective filed with menacing undercurrent ... Gergiev’s serene conclusion is beautifully heard’ Classic FM Magazine

‘Gergiev’s febrile intensity lends itself well to the neurotic quality of Mahler’s music ... the orchestra is superb’ Daily Telegraph

Artists

Valery Gergiev conductor
Laura Claycomb
 soprano
London Symphony Orchestra


Recording Details

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

Recorded January 2008, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

SACD - compatible with all CD players
Catalogue number - LSO0662
UPC - 822231166221

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