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  • Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Audio CD (11 Oct. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0002U9G7Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. 1. Satz
2. 1. Satz
3. 1. Satz
Disc: 2
1. 2. Satz
2. 3. Satz
3. 4. Satz
4. 2. Satz
5. 3. Satz
6. 4. Satz
7. 2. Satz
8. 3. Satz
9. 4. Satz

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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "mahler98" on 2 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this symphony as a teenager nearly fifty years ago. It has obsessed me ever since. For many of those years I have struggled to find a really good performance. Well this is it. This is the best recording and perfomance of Mahler's 9th that I have ever heard. So far as I can tell, Riccardo Chailly follows Mahler's detailed score with an high degree of precision. If I can make any technical criticism, the timps are too far back, but this is a common problem in all recordings.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Colin Fortune VINE VOICE on 20 Aug. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I believe that there are two major ways of viewing Mahler 9.

Firstly it can be presented as a ground-breaking modern work whose linear and parallel melodic developments (especially in the great Andante Comodo first movement) produce a complex harmonic world based on extended counterpoint as the basis for the emotional expressivity of the music. Conductors and orchestras who take this view will produce what another reviewer on Amazon has called "dry-eyed" interpretations. Recordings following this view include Karel Ancerl Karel Ancerl Gold Edition Vol.33. Mahler: Symphony No. 9, Otto Klemperer Mahler: Symphony No.9/R Strauss: Metamorphosen/Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Pierre Boulez Mahler: Symphony No.9, Raphael Kubelik Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Kubelik) and in the complete symphonies (the interpretation I prefer) Mahler: Complete Symphonies and the wonderfully pure and straightforward Bernard Haitink 1969 disc Mahler: Symphony No.9/Das Lied von der Erde.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Leach VINE VOICE on 10 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Superbly played and vivid realisation of a work which is not in fact one of my favourite Mahler symphonies - but if any recording could convert a listener it is this.
The performance is pretty expansive (nigh-on 90 mins) but remarkably well sustained, in the outer movements especially, although the 2nd movement is also intensely played. The great Finale is gripping throughout, at a slowish tempo (28+ mins - 10 mins longer than Bruno Walter's famous 1938 recording!) - with the refinement of the string playing coming across superbly - as do the characterful winds and powerful timpani. The weight of sound at climaxes is remarkably powerful while the closing pages have a vivid presence despite the string playing at a dynamic barely above a whisper.
Sonically this is an excellent multi-channel SACD, in 4.0 (with no centre channel). Strangely enough I think the Concertgebouw Orchestra are actually better caught in this recording than on the recent Chailly Mahler 3 which is in 5.1.
The vividness, warmth and clarity are remarkable - I thought the sound from the rear channels was more than full enough, almost being too prominent (as on Tilson Thomas' Mahler 1 with the San Francisico SO) but not quite. If it's easy on your system you could turn them down a couple of notches in fact.
This is the only tiny flaw which prevents it from being nigh-on perfect, although this SACD surpasses most others in the almost tangible quality of the orchestral sound which for most listeners will be more than adequate compensation.
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14 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "mahler98" on 2 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I am somewhat lost for words. I have been listening to this symphony for nearly 50 years and this is the best performance and recording ever. So far as I can tell, Riccardo Chailly follows Mahler's scoring with astonishing precision and the musicians are more than capable of following.
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A fiiting farewell 17 July 2007
By Arun Venkataraman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A fine performance to bring to an end his tenure as principal conductor of The Concergebouw Orchestra.Chailly's understanding of Mahler is both profound and deep and although this may not compare with his 3rd or 5th Symphonies of the same cycle it still remains a saisfying performance.The recording is outstanding,especially in the SA multichannel mode.I would recommend the entire cycle by this fine conductor.
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
yes, yes, yes 26 Aug. 2005
By J. T. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
why hasn't an orchestra been able to do this before? with so many other Mahler 9ths out there, it is amazing that none are this calibar. i think all other recordings pale in comparison. the Royal Concertgebouw always plays well, but here they seem to step it up a notch. i have yet to hear another recording of this symphony with as much emotion as this one. buy this disc. and for some strange reason the SACD is cheaper than the regular CD.
15 of 29 people found the following review helpful
This is no SACD sound. 27 Jun. 2006
By John Nemaric - PhD - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although the performance of this composition by Gustav Mahler is a very personal interpretation by Riccardo Chailly and absolutely comendable and very beautiful, it has a great problem as it refers to the sound. The original box states the set being an SACD product with 5.1 performance. Upon listening this work in my dedicated SACD player (Pioneer 578) and searching for performance details I found out that it says it is an "Audio3/2.1 channel" signal which would make it a surround product. In reality the only thing I hear after exhaustive checks is only a predominant stereo sounds on the Right and Left speakers. An absolutely inconsequential (tremendous low level) sound in the two rear speakers and nothing in the Center and/or Subwoofer speakers (no signal at all here according to my VU meters). So, all in all this is a repackaged stereo version under the rubric SACD. Definitely is not 5.1 surround sound. I checked many times just to be sure of my analysis with two reference SACDs I have for these ocassions, namely Sony SS 87893 and Mercury 475 6182. Again, this is not an SACD complaint product. Buyer beware.
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