Mahler symphony No 8,
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This review is from: Mahler: Symphony No.8 (Dudamel) [DVD]  (DVD)
This is a truly spectacular performance from the electrifying start to the triumphant finale. It is an amazing feet of control for the conductor to direct 1400 musicians and singers. The music is spiritual and potrays faith, doubt and anxiety. A knowledge of the medieval hymn (part 1) and Goethe's Faust (part 2) would assist appreciation, but in any event, the introduction provided by the conductor in the extras is a useful aid. I really believe that this is one for the DVD as opposed to the CD if you want maximise the enjoyment. A landmark production.