Mahler said that his sixth symphony expressed 'the cruelties I have suffered and the pains I've felt.' Few symphonies have captured emotions with such brutal perfection, nor been so prophetic.
Mariss Jansons's performances of the symphony were truly revelatory events, greeted with unanimous critical and public acclaim. The recording is his first release on LSO Live.
'a magical disc ... highly polished' -- Classic FM Magazine (UK)
'Has sweep and scope and is superbly played ... highly recommended.' -- The Guardian (UK)
'Mariss Jansons and the LSO are a formidable team ... a real gem' -- The Scotsman (UK)
'A sensational Mahler Sixth' EDITOR'S CHOICE -- Gramophone Magazine, October, 2003
'This performance of Mahler's Sixth...garnered rave reviews ...Jansons draws out all the music's profundity of thought' -- Daily Telegraph (UK)
'a magical disc' -- Classic FM Magazine, September 2003
'a superlative account' -- Sunday Times, July 27, 2003
'highly recommended' -- The Guardian, August 8, 2003
'superb' -- The Observer, August 17, 2003
EDITOR'S CHOICE -- Gramophone Magazine (UK)