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Truly Great in Every Respect,
This review is from: Gustav Mahler: Complete Works [150th Anniversary] (Audio CD)
A great tribute!
Selections of this kind are always going to be open to question - but perhaps no other label could have put together such a superb collection of performances.
Surely there can be no question that Klemperer, Szell, Furtwangler, Walter, Ferrier (her voicing of the word 'Augen' in the second Kindertotenlieder will break your heart), Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker and Barbirolli are all peerless! I have lived with most of these recordings since they were first issued - the more I listen the more I love and respect them.
Horenstein, Tennstedt and Rattle may not, on these recordings, be quite in that exalted class but they are more than worthy of inclusion.
The box art-work is also perfect.
Congratulations to all concerned! Almost indispensable - unless you already have these discs, and even then the boxed set is very tempting in itself!