on 16 June 2010
Always a challenge for sound engineers let alone the singers this Mahler 8 is notable for the balance maintained between the choruses and orchestra. Again the RCA engineers have worked their socks off and served both Mahler and Zinman proud. Certainly a piece not to be played too often. It's overall impact is always the stronger the longer the gap there is between hearing it. The performance is very good and is a fitting addition to Zinman's excellent Mahler cycle. Roll on number nine.