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5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely under-rated Solti's LSO Resurrection, 21 Sept. 2007
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First I was hesitant to buy this CD because there were no stars, but it proved to be a silly concern. Solti's 1966 recording of Resurrection with LSO is no less powerful and profound than his famous CSO version recorded later. Actually most of explosions throughout the symphony are much fiercer than his later version. This is not the sort of cosmetically refined and artificially calculated Mahler of our time, but Solti's Mahler is as rough and violent as nature itself. Only weakness comes at the very end of the climax where tension level drops a little. But I still give 5 stars for this as there are much more inferior recordings of recent years with 5 stars (Rattle, Chailly, Boulez etc ). No doubt one of the great recordings of this symphony along side Walter, Klemperer, Kubelik, Stokowski, Haitink, Levi.

Remastered sound is too bright for my taste but a bit of adjustment of amplifier solve the problem and you don't need to stand up to change to second CD! 81 minutes are squeezed on one disc!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific and convenient., 5 Jan. 2012
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This performance is terrific on two counts .
Firstly the actual performance , and the remastered sound , is quite excellent .
The sound very good considering its vintage .
An additional plus is the fact that it is on a single disc , so avoiding the need to change discs , as is the case on some other versions of this particular symphony .
As for the last point , why SACD isn't used to enable up to about 100 mins in SACD mode only for the longer symphonies , is something I can't quite understand .
I have purchasesd some SACD only discs from CD Japan , and it is common to have discs of up to 100 minutes in SACD only format .
As SACD is a popular format for the majority of classical music lovers , why don't they have Mahler's symphonies which exceed the capacity of a single conventional CD issued in this format , so us who have SACD players , aren't restricted in this way ?
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4.0 out of 5 stars stirring stuff!, 25 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Mahler: Symphony No.2 - "Resurrection" (MP3 Download)
rather lovely and excellent for painting to my favourite piece of classical music. This is an adept production with wonderful singing.
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