Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Mahler - Symphony No 3 Hybrid SACD


Price: £18.16 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
16 new from £12.16 3 used from £12.20
£18.16 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed


Product details

  • Orchestra: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (7 Mar 2005)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Farao Classics
  • ASIN: B0006HIURM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 777,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Mehta,Zubin/Lipovsek/BSOM

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Dec 2011
Mehta has rather a good track record in recording Mahler and did a great job refining the sound of the Bayerische Staatsorchester, even if all the fine work of an hour and a half is slightly compromised by some bad trumpet tuning right at the climactic close of the work. This is his third recording of this symphony and a worthy memento of an excellent live performance in the warm first rate sound afforded by the Grosser Saal des Wiener Musikvereins, with a minimum of coughing and minimal extraneous noise in general.

My first impressions were that Mehta's approach is rather leisurely, relaxed and even ponderous but it soon becomes apparent that he has a grasp of the architecture of the work. His grip never slackens and he manages to present the symphony like a great, glorious tapestry gradually being unrolled before your eyes. Veteran Slovenian mezzo-soprano Marjana Lipovsek is not ideal - rather gusty, with a wobbly top and now lacking the rich, burnished tone this part requires - but she sings with understanding, feeling and character. The Vienna Boys' Choir are a great asset, having precisely that smooth luxuriance of tone required and lovely intonation, of course. In Mehta's conception, the famous paean to love running through the last section is gorgeously played but more indulgent than rapt, more sensuous than spiritual. It is here that you most appreciate what a fine orchestra this now is.

This recording has been released on a relatively obscure label so has not received the exposure it deserves. With apologies to a previous reviewer's assertion, this performance was in fact on 16 September 2004. In the last analysis, this doesn't have the vertical thrust of rival versions by such as Tennstedt but it does affirm the beauty that Mahler found in the world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback