[ Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Wednesday 20 April 2016
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"There is no more irony, sarcasm, no resentment whatsoever. There is only the majesty of death," said Otto Klemperer of the closing Adagio of Mahler's 9th Symphony, a work he had first conducted in Berlin in 1925. More than 50 years later, and soon after the sessions for this recording, his mighty interpretation of the symphony at London's Royal Festival Hall with the New Philharmonia Orchestra was greeted with a standing ovation.
This version contains the new 24-BIT digital remastering used for the Klemperer Edition.
'In this famous 1967 performance of the Symphony the sound is superb, the playing magnificent. Klemperer lets Mahler's score tell its own story and one cannot listen without remembering that he knew and worked with the composer.' (Gramophone)
"At the start of the first movement Klemperer is careful to make us hear every detail in this most important of openings, but notice the special sound of Klemperer's woodwind which will be a feature right through. Notice too that Klemperer's violins are divided left and right so we really register it's the Seconds who appear first. Over and over it's Klemperer's particular way with balances and tone colours that impress the ear." MusicWeb