Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Shop Suki Ad Campaign Pieces Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Amazon Fire TV Shop now Halloween Pets Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Voyage Listen in Prime Learn more Shop now
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3 UK
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £5.99

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Enhanced

10 customer reviews

Price: £10.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
45 new from £5.49 7 used from £5.43
£10.89 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Berliner Philharmoniker Store

Visit Amazon's Berliner Philharmoniker Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Mahler: Symphony No. 9
  • +
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Total price: £23.38
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Mar. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000Y0UYC0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,511 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

View the MP3 Album.

Song Title Time Price
  1. Symphony No. 9: I. Andante comodo32:20Album Only
  2. Symphony No. 9: II. In the tempo of a comfortable ländler, somewhat clumsy and very coarse15:39Album Only
  3. Symphony No. 9: III. Rondo: Burleske (Allegro assai, very insolent14:17Album Only
  4. Symphony No. 9: IV. Adagio (Very slow, and even holding back27:30Album Only

Product Description

Product Description

Simon Rattle began recording the Mahler symphonies for EMI Classics in 1987, the first foray being Symphony No. 2 with the CBSO, and the subsequent cycle has seen great critical success. Gramophone said of Sir Simon's earlier recording of Mahler 9 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for EMI: "How thrilling it is to hear the score projected at white heat! This is at various times the loudest, softest, fastest and slowest Mahler Ninth on disc." And the magazine commented on his Mahler 10 recording with the BPO, which was his first Mahler with the orchestra: "Rattle makes the strongest possible case for an astonishing piece of revivification that only the most die-hard purists will resist. Strongly recommended."

With over 225k sales to date, his recordings of Mahler 5 and 10 with the BPO have certainly been a huge hit, and this new recording of Symphony No. 9 is sure to be just as successful amongst his many fans.


`Sir Simon Rattle has once again demonstrated his great affinity for this music and his ability to recreate it in the most thrilling fashion.[...] It is hardly possible to imagine a realization of this music at once more moving and more menacing. The finale was heavenly, with the Berliners pulling out all the stops. Outstanding solo playing, subtly savoured colours, saturated and warmly sonorous wind chords and a pianissimo that died away into utter oblivion - all these contributed to making this a sensational concert.'
-- Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, August 29, 2007

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G Reid on 27 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is a warm, open, spacious Mahler 9 from Rattle and the BPO which I thoroughly recommend.

Although I am generally speaking an admirer of Rattle, I've found some of his previous Mahler recordings to be a bit fussy, as if Rattle was concentrating so much on the surface details he'd lost sight of the underlying spirit - a bit like Boulez, they sounded like people who'd mastered a foreign language - even though they were fluent, they didn't sound like a native - the head ruled the heart, etc.

Not here. This has a real Viennese lilt, the playing is sumptuous, and Rattle lets the music breathe. The first couple of movements are spacious, but tight, while the 3rd movement Burleske has real bite, and the closing passage is ferocious. The final adagio manages to combine that sense of serenity and loss, of desolation and consolation combined, which I only find in Mahler, without eschewing or wallowing in sentimentality.

In short, this is simply a great recording of a very great symphony. Now I want him to go and re-record all the rest.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bacchus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have long experience of attending Sir Simon Rattle's performances of Mahler works when he was with the CBSO and also with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the 1980s. While these have always been exciting memorable occasions, I was not always convinced with the results on his recordings. I have never been a fan of his CBSO performance of Mahler's Second Symphony, which I thought was far too slow in the first movement - with little compensation that can come with slow speeds in terms of uncovered detail. That said, there are felicitous moments later in the performance which do compensate.

I write this preamble because I viewed this recording with some trepidation and it has taken me some time to get round to listening to it. I did not want to be disappointed.

I am glad to say that this is a wonderful recording of a stunning performance of this work. It is a live performance and it makes me wonder whether Sir Simon Rattle's interpretations are best enjoyed "on the wing" at a live performance rather than in the recording studio. The Berlin Philharmonic is an amazing orchestra. I was stunned with the variety of sonorities that I heard - it made me marvel at Mahler's genius as an orchestrator.

Mahler's 9th Symphony has been very lucky on record and seems to bring out the best in conductors and orchestras. The first movement has a wonderful 'fin di siecle' quality and reminds me a bit of Alban Berg, especially his violin concerto. I think it has so much going on in it that a conductor has to control the music to give a coherent picture. Simon Rattle does this extraordinarily well with a real sense of flow. He also has the knack of pacing the movement and holding back from giving too much away too early so that he can create an even larger overall picture.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Philoctetes TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Even if you're happy with whatever great Ninth/s you already have in your possession, think seriously about buying this. It's affordable, much cheaper than the Vienna recording, and better recorded by far. You must know by now what a superb Mahlerian Rattle is. He has spoken, I believe, about the Ninth as part of a triptych with Das Lied and the Tenth Symphony. The new Berlin Ninth is to my mind the realisation of Schoenberg's description of the symphony as (paraphrase), a series of dispassionate statements of beauty. There is something chaste, almost glacial, and finally purifying about this recording's voyage into Mahler's loving, sublime, mortified psyche. At times I thought I was with Karajan's orchestra of the 1980s.

I love the way Rattle is able, on this occasion, to elucidate musical details, leaf and flower, without the drama getting forestalled. Everything moves just as it should. The landler is splendidly gritty and the Berlin strings really let rip in the adagio. The closing pages are magical, very moving because tears are held in check.

To be honest, I wouldn't choose this ahead of karajan's 1982 recording which intriguingly has more bite and ferocity in the middle movements, more grace and refinement geared towards drawing us into a battle with mortality drawn uncomfortably close. Rattle really is too reserved in the rondo, but nevertheless this is quite an achievement and definitely worth acquiring even as a supplement to the Complete Symphonies box-set. Take a deep breath...
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By xxsfgsvs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
"Only a fool makes the same mistake twice" or so the saying goes. More the fool me then because every time I see that Simon Rattle has recorded a Mahler symphony I feel compelled to go out and buy it. I never learn because I appreciate how hard he tries and how much work goes into his interpretations of Mahler. My only excuse is that he occasionally succeeds, as in his most recent recording of the Tenth.

His closely miked, micro managed and emotionally straightjacketed version of the Fifth should have warned me off his Ninth, especially after he returned to the symphony so quickly after his Vienna Philharmonic recording of it. The Ninth is possibly the best of all Mahler's symphonies and has been served well by so many conductors, such as Haitink, Gilbert, Masur and others. That such a high percentage of interpretations seem to work with this symphony is testament to its strength whereas some of the others could be accused of being unbalanced or uneven in their construction.

Many of the ills that dog Rattle's recording of the Fifth remain here: ponderous without expression, closely miked again, thin bass and flat trebles with the BPO hardly at its peak. In his defence the work's architecture can still be appreciated here. There's no point on dwelling on the detail though - Rattle did that anyway. There's far better to be had elsewhere so don't waste your money here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?