On this record we have Günther Herbig in a live performance of Mahler's sixth, with Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra playing. A less well-known orchestra and not quite so famous conductor. But this is the recording I am most pleased with among the available versions of the sixth I have heard.
Some drawbacks first: Herbig omits the first movement exposition repeat, but with the excuse that the recording is taken from a concert. There are a few coughs audible.
Half-cons: Andante is placed second, as with Rattle. But this is perhaps not a drawback. Since the whole performance is placed on one disc this can easily be adjusted by programming the CD player.
Some pros: the orchestra plays as good as possibly they can, not on routine. Herbig adopts a detached view of the work, not over-emphasizing any part or section. The hammerblows (two) in the finale are for example loud but not too loud as in Zander's take with Philharmonia. The interpretation is similar to Bernstein's and Szell's (but is far better recorded than these). That is: it has an forceful drive but it is not extravagantly "personal", as for example Barbirolli's and Rattle's. Nothing is overarticulated.
Hence this is a very "symphonic" Mahler sixth, in which the classical structure of the work gets a clear, well performed, and powerful presentation. Very well recorded and at midprice, it is a bargain.