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Bimm Bamm! Haitink strikes gold in Amsterdam,
This review is from: Mahler: Symphony 3, Das klagende Lied (DECCA The Originals) (Audio CD)
Only his second symphony to be recorded but after the merely satisfactory No1, Haitink and the RCO were right on target back in 1966 when they put down this excellent No.3, reissued with Das Klagende Lied. How many 3rds were around back then, eh? Not many, but loads now. This classic can still hold its own, even today. It has just the right balance of light and dark, raucousness and tenderness. The Concertgebouw was always a Mahler centre and its famous acoustic pays rich dividends in a symphony that expresses so much of the natural world.
Das Klagende Lied, shorn of its first movement as per Mahler's revision, is equally worth having.