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Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (LSO/Gergiev) ~ London Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 (LSO/Gergiev) ~ London Symphony Orchestra
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mahler symphonies, 7 Nov 2013
It's hard to get all this music ideally recorded in one box, and I don't think it's ever been achieved. The playing is fine however, and interpretation is a subjective issue (after all, it's very easy to get used to a favourite recording). The recordings seem rather distant to me, as I have previously enjoyed many LSO live recordings, e.g. Sibelius & Dvorak symphonies, various Berlioz, etc.).
In summary, at the moment I feel that some of the symphonies fare better than others but a) I need to spend more time with them; and b) they still represent good value for money and you certainly shouldn't discount getting hold of them.