The two inner movements are very fine - clear, pungent, exciting. I found the two outer movements less compelling. The absence of vibrato can be very effective - the ending of the symphony is very well done and very moving. Elsewhere in these two movements I found the expression limited and the performance hanging fire, even rather dull. The Gramophone review appears to accept Norrington's contention that his and Bruno Walter's live 1938 performance take us back to Mahler's sound world. This clearly can't be true since Walter's performance is so different. Walter, unlike Norrington, uses a range of vibrato - sometimes very limited, sometimes very plentiful. Listen to the opening of the last movement from Norrington and Walter and you get an idea of the great differences in expression and sound. It is largely Walter's range of vibrato which gives an extra dimension to his performance. If you want a performance that plays up the disturbing dissonance in the symphony try Klemperer's very fine EMI performance.