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Mahler: Symphony No.3

13 April 2009 | Format: MP3

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Song Title Artist
Time
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30
1
33:36
30
2
10:21
30
3
16:52
Disc 2
30
1
9:23
30
2
3:57
30
3
22:22
30
4
5:50
30
5
2:30
30
6
1:57
30
7
6:59
30
8
6:30
30
9
5:27
30
10
3:46
30
11
1:41


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Oct 1998
  • Release Date: 1 Oct 1998
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:11:11
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  • ASIN: B001J9QT1K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,767 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Klingsor Tristan VINE VOICE on 15 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
Mahler is famous for having said that a symphony should be a whole world. And the Third, the biggest of the lot at least in duration, is a prime example of this. The subtitles he originally gave to the movements and later withdrew (What the Flowers Tell Me, What the Animals Tell Me, etc.) has perhaps encouraged the view that it is nothing more than a gigantic tone poem on aspects of this whole world. Mahler, however, was never less than a serious symphonic thinker.
This is brought home by Rattle's interpretation, particularly of the first movement. This movement can easily degenerate into a great sprawling mass. It is actually a perfectly logical development and expansion of classical sonata-form with a big slow introduction that takes two goes to launch itself properly into the allegro material as well as two separate development sections and a big coda. The structure is supported on pillars of the opening horn theme and satellite motifs derived from it. This reappears at crucial points in the structure, usually on the massed horns again or on the brass, and Rattle ensures that, at every appearance, it is given its full weight and import, often over the thickest textures. Even more illuminating is Rattle's approach to the slow introduction. He clearly sees the whole movement as a symphonic essay on the March (Mahler's original title for the movement was 'Summer Marches In') and he sets out his stall from the start. Amidst all the subterranean rumblings and upheavals, the lava spurts on the trumpet and the thunder-thwacks of the timpani (all gloriously recorded, by the way) there is the insistent slow march rhythm with the triplets of the bass drum. It's as if, in this picture of the creation of Nature, it is the nature of march itself that is trying to break free from the chrysalis.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By rjmcr on 10 Feb 2010
Format: Audio CD
In many ways this is an absolutely superb recording of Mahler's Third Symphony. It's certainly one of the best-played I've ever heard, with the CBSO on world-beating form. It also benefits from high-quality sound engineering, with all the hallmarks of this team's work in Birmingham; instrumental clarity, richness of tone, a generous dynamic range and the handsome acoustic of an empty Symphony Hall. So far, so good.

However, where Rattle's treatment of the music is concerned, a few reservations creep in. His first movement is generally very strong, although I would have liked a bit more bite from the brass in the opening bars. The `summer march' episode also feels just a little restrained although the off-stage effects are very well-managed. He does let rip in the final bars though and the Birmingham players really bring it home with exuberance and panache, the final chord making a tremendous impact.

The second movement starts very well (the pizzicato strings sounding like raindrops on Mahler's flowers) but the rest of the movement feels too mannered. This is a botanist's approach to `What the Flowers Tell Me', too hung up on analytical detail at the expense of a wider picture; I don't think Rattle can see the meadow for the flowers.

I started to get a bit worried when the third movement began the same way, but Rattle soon loosens his collar and draws a virtuoso performance out of his orchestra. For me, this movement is the high point of this recording, its own highlight being the best posthorn solo I've ever heard. It's played immaculately and attacked with real confidence and commitment but still sounds dreamy and relaxed - quite a feat!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Nov 2001
Format: Audio CD
This, quite simply, is the most exhilarating, most accurate, most sensitive and most breathtakingly beautiful recording of a Mahler symphony that I have ever heard. Recorded in the accoustically outstanding Symphony Hall, the quality of the sound is perfectly crisp; every small detail of Mahler's inspirational orchestration can be heard. Sir Simon Rattle manages to control the huge forces of the CBSO with both dignity and flair. One of the highlights of the recording is the virtuosity with which the fiendishly difficult violin passages in the second movement are pulled off; the security of the ensemble is incredibly tight here and Rattle seems to be able to take this for granted in his fluid interpretation (perhaps spot on in the eyes of Mahler apart from the strangely swift final phrase of the last movement) of the work. The songs which bring the second CD to a close are a welcome bonus but are really nothing more than a space-filler after the epic main attraction.
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This recording of Mahler's 3rd symphony conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and played by the CBSO is absolutely beautiful and has everything going for it throughout- gorgeous sound,inspired playing,beautiful singing.wonderful phrasing.excellent atmosphere and full of insights.The 1st movement is so brilliantly played,it does not sound dragged or too fast and the way Rattle controls the music is so expertly done.The 2nd movement is beautiful and the 3rd movement is well played by the orchestra and the 4th movement is sung with poignancy and the 5th movement is nicely communicated. However I really cant hide my disappointment as far as the ending to the 6th movement is concerned.The 6th movement is played very well and beautifully with a keen insight into the music's sense of journeying. However what ruins everything is the fast speeding up at the end of the symphony.I couldnt believe how awful this sounded when I heard it the first time.It really ruins the movement and also ruined the whole performance for me.This could have been the greatest recording of Mahler's 3rd symphony if it wasnt ruined by the awful fast rushed ending.
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