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This review is from: Mahler: Symphony No.3 (Audio CD)
I was there...and it seems as if it was yesterday. The most sublime, perfect fusion of score, interpreter and instrument - or, Mahler 3, Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker. If you listen - and I mean, really, really listen - Mahler's comment to Sibelius about a symphony being the whole world comes true in this transcendent performance. When the finale eases in, with its quotation from Beethoven's Op.135, I feel that all is well in this troubled world...and when the final bars resound like the stars and planes revolving, I promise you will levitate. I worship Abbado, and these are some of the reasons why.
Now would some bright spark please release his legendary Proms Mahler 9 from 1994 on CD? The greatest concert ever.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2014 18:03:07 GMT
His VPO recording definitely has the edge on this, especially with the addtion of Jesse Norman far superior voice
Posted on 22 Nov 2015 21:03:13 GMT
J. Broggio says:
Absolutely, James. Staggering (both of them)!
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