I thoroughly agree with the other commentators of this stunning performance and recording. I was very fortunate to hear Klaus Tennstedt and the LPO and chorus perform Mahler 2 at the Royal Festival Hall during the early 1980's. I was hoping that magnificent performance might make it on to CD. However, this recording is akin to a dream come true! May I say first of all it is very moving and revealing in detail. Mahler 2 has been well served on disc however this has to go to the top of the list. Klaus Tennstedt's studio Mahler 2 is good but this live version far outstrips it in terms of performance and recording. Much praise and gratitude has to go to Tony Faulkner the sound engineer and his associates. The finale is amazing and certainly outstrips the much overhyped reviews by a well known Classical music magazine of Ivan Fischer's rendition on Channel Classics. The soloists and choir are exemplary. At last we are rewarded with a realistic organ sound that many recordings fail to convey. I could go on indefinitely about this jewel of a recording. I will conclude this review by honouring the memory of a great Mahlerian, Klaus Tennstedt, who loved the LPO and Chorus and who in turn played and sang out their hearts for him. If you love the Music of Gustav Mahler then this recording is a must....truly a Ten Star rating and at the asking price a give away!