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Mahler: Symphony No.9 [DVD] [2004]

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  • Actors: Claudio Abbado, The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Castilian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Euroarts
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Nov. 2004
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006JHRE2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,029 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Recorded at Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia in 2004, Claudio Abbado conducts the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in this performance of Mahler's Symphony No.9.

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I will admit that I cannot listen to or attend a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony too often because it leaves me exhilarated but wrung out. And this DVD of a performance with Claudio Abbado conducting the group he founded in 1986, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, has had that effect on me. I was so overwhelmed by it that I had to sit in a dark room, near tears, for fifteen minutes after it had finished in order to regain my composure. Certainly that is the effect the music often has on me, but in this instance there were other factors involved. The GMJO is made up young European musicians (plus, strangely, a couple from Cuba) who have gained admittance to the orchestra via auditions in twenty-five cities across the Contintent. Their intense involvement with the music-making is fueled at least partly by their youth and enthusiasm as well as the opportunity for many of them to be playing this masterpiece for the first time. Lest one think that their youth and inexperience lowers their competence in this music, let me guarantee you that their instrumental assurance here is astonishing. Their emotional involvement with the music is almost palpable. In the rhythmic passages -- the Ländler and parts of the Rondo-Burleske, for instance -- they almost literally dance in their seats. In the ecstatic passages, and particularly in the closing pages of the symphony, their concentration, their almost religious fervor is visible. The Ninth has numerous instrumental solo passages and every single one of them was taken with musicianship, subtlety and élan. I would particularly single out the solo horn, bassoon, flute, first violin, cello and viola. The very young-appearing first trumpet played like a god.Read more ›
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By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 April 2008
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This is a film of a concert given in Rome in 2004 by the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado. The lights go down in the concert hall at the last climax of the finale, thus leaving a full ten minutes to go until the blissful end.

Blissful? Yes, for I have long considered the finale of Mahler's ninth to be one of those pieces that perhaps would be good to die to, and it was terribly moving to me to watch these youthful players performing such beautiful death music. I do not think I was taking much notice when I first played this disc, but it has since grown on me, so much so that now I think it is an astonishingly brilliant performance. The commitment by the players to give their all right through to the very end is plain to see in the sweat on their faces. They hardly put a foot wrong - no, they do not put any foot wrong! Abbado clearly enjoys himself and one reads great pride in his face at the marvellous progenies under his direction. Abbado's eyes are always on the look out and he clearly knows the score inside out.

It's always arguable whether a DVD of an orchestral performance is better than a CD. I often think the former is just a complement to the latter, but in this instance I was very pleased to have been able to experience something that was quite special indeed.

Alas, there are no extras on the disc. It would have been interesting to have seen Abbado in rehearsal with the orchestra. However, the accompanying booklet includes a good piece by Donald Mitchell and a small spiel about the orchestra itself. At the back of the booklet 124 players in the orchestra are listed and it was shaming to see only two are British. But, if the quality and professionalism of these players are representative of European music teaching, then the future of classical music is assured.
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A joy to watch and hear. This performance by the Mahler Jugender Orch is played with utter sincerity and youthful enthusiasm, guided by Abbado who displays a masterly knowledge of the score and its many complexities.
I never thought to want to watch a DVD repeatedly, DVD's I own have not stood up to this kind of treatment.
It must be the sheer chemistry that is visible between players and conductor. I cannot fault either performance or production. Two of our grandchildren (ages 6 & 3) watched spell-bound for some 15 minutes!!
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Abbado has the enviable reputation of being one of the world's finest Mahler conductors. This performance from 2004 is clearly one of great authority and is given with equal authority by Abbado's own creation, the aptly named Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. This orchestra takes in players of up to 26 years of age drawn from players from the whole of Europe and is the result of annual extensive interviews held by prominent orchestral players in 25 European cities.

The orchestra is widely respected for its technical and musical qualities and has similarities in concept to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra which also recorded the work a little while later. There are, however, significant differences between these two performances and recordings that become apparent right from the start and which are generally maintained throughout.

This slightly earlier performance is markedly more dramatic and forthright with less emphasis on particular soloists and with an inevitably stronger full orchestral presence. The pulse is more strongly forwardly pressing. This can be easily checked at any point but is very noticeable from the start of the 3rd movement, the rondo burlesque, where the burlesque element is more forceful. All of this is delivered with total assurance by the orchestra and absolutely no allowances have to be made for the players' relative youth or lack of long-term experience. It is arguable, of course, that these aspects of the players may have influenced Abbado's approach to the interpretation. Whatever the reason, there is a real choice to be made between the two interpretations.

The recording is very fine indeed and the Blu-ray version is a clear improvement. The camera work is fully involving for the viewer and provides crisp imaging with good colour rendition.
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