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  • Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (5 Aug 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: DG
  • ASIN: B000063WRS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,800 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D - 1. Andante comodoBerliner Philharmoniker25:52£3.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D - 2. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländler. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb - Poco più mosso subito - Ländler, ganz langsamBerliner Philharmoniker14:56£1.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D - 3. Rondo. Burleske (Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig - Presto)Berliner Philharmoniker12:21£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D - 4. Adagio (Sehr langsam)Berliner Philharmoniker25:56£3.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. ApplauseAudience Applause 1:58£0.79  Buy MP3 

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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful By H. Granot on 27 Mar 2003
Format: Audio CD
Recorded "live" at the Berlin Philharmonie Hall, September 1999 this is the last of three new Mahler releases on DG. All the recordings include the previous two, the 3rd and the 7th made "live" by Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Abbado new performance on the ninth is a really great one, different and special. Through the darkness lines he bring a real feeling of "dark lane" but he also find the "latent beauty" lines. In this way he seems closer to Horenstein LSO recording on BBC Legends (coupled with Mahler Kindertotenlieder) and to Zander Philharmonia recording on Telarc. Zander Adagio (the fourth movement) is about two minutes slower then Abbado, at 27'44" he is one of the length on record. Horenstein is also close to zander in his LSO recording for BBC Legends and even slower then Zander in his version for Music & Arts. Abbado is in the same class and he delivers the Adagio with great clarity. There is depth and sorrow and the feeling of being into the "edge". The Andante Comodo is impressively place by Aabbado; show understanding from highest order. Through the inner movements Abbado manage to build a strong basis to the Adagio. The Scherzo is gauged superbly and the amazing respond that the Berlin forces can offer brings a true feeling of exploring truth. The third movement Rondo Burleske is quite quick but since abbado has already achieved to put a strong momentum through the first two movements he doesn't lose even a slight of attention. Here also the strings shin beautifully.
The sound is close and well balanced so the instrumental details sound clearly. At times there are audience noises at the background (espeasily at the quietly passages) but they really don't interrupt. The reaction of audience themselves at the end of the performance edited in.
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By C.Chesher on 4 Oct 2014
Format: Audio CD
Absolutely stunning! What adjectives can I use to describe Mahler's music and Abbado's interpretation? Serene in places, sweeping, majestic, elegiac, meditative, haunting, and above all beautiful. Above all at the end of my first listening to this version of the Adagio I too sat for almost a full minute in silence savouring what I had just heard. Just sublime.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Colin Fortune VINE VOICE on 17 May 2008
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This is probably a minority view as BBC Radio 3 recommended this disc as its "Library Version" in early 2008. For me there is, with the exception of the excellent Scherzo (second movement) a significant lack of "edge" to this performance - the cutting wail of the first violins early in the Andante Commodo (first movement) being well-mannered and integrated into the general sound is a good example of this. The Berlin Philharmonic play with a breath taking sensitiviy and gentleness and at the end of the final movement (Adagio, marked "morendo" or "dying away") they produce tender little whisps of sound for Abaddo, ending the symphony in a stunned rapturous silence. This was Abbado's particular way with this symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic recording (also live but only available as part of the complete DGG set) does exactly the same thing - as indeed he did at a Proms performance I attended some time in the 1990's. In fact this is an expressive mannerism that speaks of "farewell" and "death" in the interpretation (though it is not as marked as is von Karajan's with the same orchestra in the analogue recording). The "Leb' wol" (sic) marking in the autograph score ("farewell") and the marking "morendo" make this a valid interpretive approach, but the less interventionist approach of Kubelik (live Audite 1975, available from Amazon and see "all my reviews", and best of all from the complete DGG set) is ultimately more satisfying. Best of all (by a whisker) in the classic Haitink 1969 recording (again, see "all my reviews") which Amazon seem not to stock but is still available from Marketplace vendors as a Twofer coupling The Song of the Earth.

The recording is probably the problem in this disc.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J F WELLS on 2 Oct 2013
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A splendid live recording by Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Has a vibrance and spontaneity that a studio recording does not have.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Great place to start (and even end??) 12 Nov 2007
By R. Mathes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Abbado shines in this great recording. It is tempting to say that this is not monumental and essential Mahler but I believe that is too easy and short sighted a comment. I have been a Mahler 9 fanatic for many years. I discovered it via the great Karajan recordings, both analog and digital but then grew to believe that Leonard Bernstein owned this piece (I'm not at all sure I don't still believe this).

Any lover of the 9th must seek out both the performance by, and documentary, of Bernstein conducting the work with the Vienna Philharmonic in March of 1971. All that said...... so many of the 9ths have issues. Karajan's versions are magnificent but somewhat hard and granite like at times and almost intractable if that makes any sense. Bernstein's four are essential but the NY Phil is a bit lackluster in the 60's and Bernstein did not live the piece like he did a few years later when he filmed it. The film with Vienna, as I mention above, is absolutely essential but the sound leaves something to be desired. The live Bernstein-Berlin is rightly considered timeless and, as some say, perhaps the greatest ever but, among other inconsistencies, the climax of the 4th movement (the entire symphony) is missing its main theme because the entire Trombone section somehow spaced out. The Bernstein-Concertgebouw, somewhat remarkable especially in the 1st movement, is so completely over the top at times that even a fan like myself has to throw up his hands. Haitink, Barbirolli, Walter, Sinopoli, Levine, Barenboim, and others all have their strong points but none of them quite match the intensity of both execution and perspective that Karajan and Bernstein bring to this music. THEN...... along comes this Abbado recording.

It is beautifully played. It is beautifully conducted. Warm, powerful, intense and at turns heartbreakingly gorgeous in the first movement, this reading of Mahler's masterpiece doesn't miss one moment in the score. The 2nd movement is both charming and sardonic when it needs to be and the 3rd is just flawless and as ferocious as Bernstein ever was. This is a man who knows this music like the back of his hand. He also has the respect of this group of musicians, perhaps the greatest orchestra in the world. His earlier performance with the Vienna Philharmonic was fine and well considered but not even close to this in terms of intensity. I have every recording of this piece, have done a two piano reduction of the 1st movement and when people ask me what recording to begin with when discovering the 9th, I always recommend this.

I then go on to say, "once you have Abbado/Berlin, then discover the first ever with Bruno Walter, then Barbirolli, Klemperer, Haitink, and the greats: Karajan and Bernstein. Go buy this. It is essential.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent performance, Not so good sound quality 3 Dec 2003
By snhnpark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Some people may say Karajan, Barbirolli, Horenstein, etc are better, but I don't believe there's only one definitive recording. And I'm very happy with this excellent performance by Abbado & BPO as much with the other recordings by Karajan and Haitink.
My only complaint is that its recorded sound is not very good in my opinion, especially the 1st movement. I don't know how I can explain this exactly, but I feel the sound is shrunken and distorted at strong bass. It sounds so unnatural and annoying. Because of this, I'll give only 4 stars. It worth 5 stars if you only think the performance only.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Abbado new recording on Mahler ninth symphony 29 Sep 2002
By H. Granot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Recorded "live" at the Berlin Philharmonie Hall, September 1999 this is the last of three new Mahler releases on DG. All the recordings include the previous two, the 3rd and the 7th made "live" by Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Abbado new performance on the ninth is a really great one, different and special. Through the darkness lines he bring a real feeling of "dark lane" but he also find the "latent beauty" lines. In this way he seems closer to Horenstein LSO recording on BBC Legends (coupled with Mahler Kindertotenlieder) and to Zander Philharmonia recording on Telarc. Zander Adagio (the fourth movement) is about two minutes slower then Abbado, at 27'44" he is one of the length on record. Horenstein is also close to zander in his LSO recording for BBC Legends and even slower then Zander in his version for Music & Arts. Abbado is in the same class and he delivers the Adagio with great clarity. There is depth and sorrow and the feeling of being into the "edge". The Andante Comodo is impressively place by Aabbado; show understanding from highest order. Through the inner movements Abbado manage to build a strong basis to the Adagio. The Scherzo is gauged superbly and the amazing respond that the Berlin forces can offer brings a true feeling of exploring truth. The third movement Rondo Burleske is quite quick but since abbado has already achieved to put a strong momentum through the first two movements he doesn't lose even a slight of attention. Here also the strings shin beautifully.
The sound is close and well balanced so the instrumental details sound clearly. At times there are audience noises at the background (espeasily at the quietly passages) but they really don't interrupt. The reaction of audience themselves at the end of the performance edited in. A nearly full minute of silence in the hall, before they can put together their hands for the applause. The packaging is also includes a fine essay on the work by Habakuk Traber.
This is a stunning performance; to be ranked alongside Zander with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Horenstein with the LSO, Haitink with the Concertaebouw Orchestra, Barbirolli with the Berlin Philharmonic now re-issue by Emi on "Great Recording Of The Century" series, and Leonard Bernstein also with the Berlin Philharmonic.
This new recording belong to every mahlerian shelf. It should also rated has one of the essential recordings of Mahler 2002 releases. Straight with Simon Rattle new fifth and with Tilson Thomas sixth, also going to record the ninth for his Mahler cycle with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on April 2003.
19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Like An Opera 12 Oct 2005
By Jonson Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Sometimes this symphony can sound like a one big funeral. I have to admit it can be very moving that way. Sometimes, however, I want to hear it as a well crafted piece of art and Abbado's version delivers just that.

This is the performance that will never lose your interest from beginning to end. Thousands of different moods and emotions are clearly materialized as if one is hearing an opera with many characters and scenes. Abbado is very specific and descriptive. His players literally sigh, sneer, weep, and rejoice with the music. Characterizations of the woodwinds and brass are truly something to marvel at (example: the flute at the end of 2nd movt disappearing like a fairy). The new-born Berlin strings are still rich in tone but not as bottom-heavy as in Karajan era. You hear much more transparency than Karajan's or Bernstein's version. When this kind of sonic quality is combined with Abbado's obsessive emphasis on singing, the emotions of the tunes come out naked. I feel that EACH orchestra member, from the concertmaster to the back of the second violins, is truly playing their heart out instead of being driven by a conductor (you sometimes feel that way in many Mahler recordings).

A very fresh performance indeed. It will spotlight many hidden aspects of this amazing work. By the way, this is the most well-recorded Mahler 9th I have ever heard.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Mature Mahler for a Lifetime 19 July 2002
By "tlyyra" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If Abbado's earlier set of Mahler symphonies (also on DG) already was worthy of special acclaim, these new valedictory recordings (including the third and seventh symphonies) only affirm the status of the departing music director of this great orchestra as the finest Mahlerian of our times. Over the years, Abbado's interpretations have become more spartan, pared down, crystallized to the essentials, less temperamental, and the effect is profoundly shattering. Never before have we heard this work laid out with such fundamental musicality, clear-headedness, and deep structural understanding of the composition's import. For those not blown away by Bernsteinian histrionics or Karajan's steely soundworld, the only competing modern interpretations are offered by Boulez, though these seem weaker in their emotional content in comparison. And with the superlative sound that lays out every detail for the ear and the mind to peruse, these are recordings that set the gold standard for Mahler performance, likely to last for a lifetime of listening. What a farewell indeed: a true last word of an intelligent artist at the peak of his powers, in full and sympathetic control of a perfect Mahler orchestra more nimble and alive than it has been for years.
The only complaint comes for the packaging: typically again, the U.S. manufacturer omits the deluxe slipcase of the European version, going for lower production costs and cheaper looks. If you weren't lucky to catch the live performances, get all three issues but order them from Amazon.de.
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