I have ALL Benjamin Zander's SACD TELARC recordings of Mahler. They are all fantastic. NOT so this LINN recording. What a disappointment, the recording engineer's should go back to college, or LINN should buy some decent recording equipment. . I will never play this recording again. The performance SEEMS to be very good but is seriously marred by such a poor recording. The recording is THIN, the soloists are 'in your face' , the loud passages are HARD (and too loud), The acoustic, well I am not sure there are any acoustics, sounds like its been recorded in an anechoic chamber. Sorry Hr Zander, but you should go back to TELARC and let them do justice to Mahler and YOU.