This is a sensation. These two very inexpensive discs capture a brilliant concert performance of Mahler 6 that fully deserves the rave newspaper reviews it drew in November 2002. All the hallmarks of a good Jansons performance are here: freshness, drive, spontaneity and clarity. The LSO, too, is on superb form, playing with great energy, precision and heart. Some may feel that other conductors characterise Mahler's grotesquerie more emphatically, but throughout Jansons is perceptive and hugely committed. Beautifully recorded, with a characteristically good programme note from Stephen Johnson, 'LSO Live' surely has a classic recording on its hands. All involved should be heaped in praise.