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Fantastic value and gorgeous sound,
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This review is from: Mahler: Complete Symphonies 1-10 & Songs (Rattle) [14cd] (Audio CD)
This is a terrific bargain for anyone wanting to explore Mahler's wonderful symphonies - worth it alone for the magnificent interpretation of Mahler 10 which was BBC Radio 3's recent building a library recommendation. Numbers 5 and 9 and Das Lied von der Erde were also all but unbeatable and it was a bonus having some of the song cycles too. Rattle (and CBSO) not at their best in 3rd and 4th which sounded disappointingly dull, especially when there are so many fantastic recordings around (Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony and Lisa de la Casa as soloist in the 4th are unbeatable in my view). Overall however it is hard to fault such a fantastic set of disks with so much good music so well played at such a competitive price.