This review is from: Gustav Mahler: The Complete Symphonies & Kindertotenlieder (Audio CD)
If ever there was a very special interpretation of Mahler's Symphonies , this is it. Not only was Bernstein a harbinger of Mahler . But almost an unbeatable one .
The playing of The NYPO with Bernstein is spectacular . As a test , just listen to the 1st movement of Mahler's 3rd .
This is musicmaking on an exalted level seldom heard . And the sound is spacious and often spectacular .
Birgir Gudgeirsson .