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Mahler 3rd Symphony Claudio Abbado Lucerne Festival Orchestra [Blu-ray] [2007] [NTSC] [2009]

Larsson , Arnold Schoenberg Choir    Exempt   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Larsson, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado
  • Format: Classical, Colour, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Medici Arts
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002P9K9SM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,255 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Orchestral Concert

Product Description

EURA 2056334; EURARTS - Germania; Classica Orchestrale

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mahler 3rd symphony by Claudio Abbado 21 Nov 2009
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What needs to be said about this performance : only one word : GREAT.
A reference for Mahler's 3rd symphony : a wonderful collaboration between conductor and orchestra, a a phenomenal interpretation.
The balance of the Orchestra, soloist and choir is beautifully respected during the recording and the dynamics are (according to Mahler) fantastic (as far as possible for a recording).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Having been disappointed with the sound on the recent Euroarts Blu ray release of Abbado's Mahler 2, it is a pleasure to watch and listen to this disc. The sound on the DVD is so good that it would be hard to better it, but the picture quality here is noticeably sharper - you can almost read the music on the violin desks. The performance itself is sublime, the best Mahler 3 on disc (audio or video).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful achievement by all concerned 11 Nov 2011
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Abbado has the enviable reputation of being one of the world's finest Mahler conductors. This has been further reinforced by his set of performances held at Lucerne with his hand-picked orchestra constituting the Lucerne Festival orchestra. This very large orchestra, apart from containing musicians of outstanding individual abilities, also lays great stress upon their empathy and experience with the world of chamber music. Thus is achieved the unusual combination of orchestral size allied to individual and corporate sensitivity. This suits Abbado's particular vision of Mahler.

In this symphony all these elements come together wonderfully well. The symphony itself is written on a particularly large scale and is in 6 movements, two of which add voices to the orchestral mix. The theme of the symphony is also vast as it contemplates Mahler's view of creation progressing from the `origins of all life' to his view of divinity via `the world of plants ... the animal kingdom ... the world of humans ... the world of angels' as the subject matter of the six movements. (Quotes are from the sleeve notes).

The sound world that Abbado achieves throughout this performance is typified by the final long climax of the work. This maintains an extraordinary translucency of texture as the peak slowly comes into view and is achieved. At no point do the added textures of instrumental colouring obscure anything that is currently present nor do they go on to dominate anything that is yet to be attained. As such this is a perfect example of the whole as a microcosm.

The generously spacious layout of the orchestra and choir allows the camera work to achieve equivalent sensitivity of detail as well as panoramic effect. The surround and stereo sound captures all of this with admirable lucidity.

In my opinion this is a clear contender for the full 5 stars and should give much pleasure and satisfaction to all purchasers of the recording.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As magical as Bernstein 23 Oct 2010
A magical symphony by Gustav Mahler, conducted by Abbado who is maybe the best Mahler's sympohnies conductor today. Perfect sound and video quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, Brilliant, phenominal... 6 July 2010
By Y. Park
I'd never been exposed to Mahler's music in a serious way until I watched this blu-ray. Wow, what an experience! I didn't expect the 1 hour and 40 minutes could be that joyful and enjoyable. The performance was just flawless and outstanding! I was really impressed by the spirit of the music that was brought by becoming "ONE" of the whole orchestra, the soprano, women's choir, boy's choir, and maestro Claudio Abbado. The very last moment when Abbado finishes and pauses, was very touching. Now I'm a crazy fan of Mahler thanks to them and this quality blu-ray. I just hope all the previous concerts of Mahler music, including Boulez's Symphony No. 2 Resurrection, are released in blu-ray in the nearest future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 23 July 2013
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Abbado is a musician that never fails to produce the kind of music that grips you and makes you feel as if you are on a different planet.....he does it again here.......magnificent
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