haitink and concertgebouw recorded a mahler cycle in superb phillips analogue in the 60's and 70's available now as a 10 cd set for about £35 or a bit less on amazon
Not all the symphonies were well received, but 3 7 and 9 have always been highly rated and it is joy to hear the 3rd in this new issue...it is on a par with bernstein/nypo but so much better recorded....i own both now ...heaven!!
with haitink evrything is so right and mahlerian, turn it up loud and let it transport u aloft!!
i have haitink's m7 from this set,also a fab recording, so is there any chance of a re-issue ( haitink's 9th is already on duo,with jb's famous das lied von der erde)
so, top marks and a valuable addition to mahler discography, alongside bernstein's cbs mahler 3 with nypo, but oh so much better sound and balance
and at £8 it is so cheap..it would be cheap at twice the price
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