on 18 December 2014
This is an excellent recording of this magnificent symphony. I was attracted by the very low price, so really took a chance. I had not heard of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchestra of Berlin but the conductor, Kent Nagano, is very well respected. It is not clear, from the picture of the CD sleeve, what label this recording was made with. But I have traced its latest incarnation to the Warner Apex label. They reissue recordings from various labels, including Erato, which this recording may be from. Kent Nagano was the principal conductor of the orchestra fromm 2000 to 2006. After that the orchestra has a lesss distinguished record, of finances and conductors. Nagano was preceded by several distinguished conductors, including Ricardo Chailly. I am delighted with this recording at any price. Very good performance and, of primary importance for me, a very clear, detailed recording.