[ LSO Live SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD ]
Release Date: Monday 1 December 2008
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"Gergiev brings out all the moods and feelings in this symphony with enormous success, from the relentless strength and vigour in the first movement, to beauty and delicacy elsewhere...highly recommendable."
Hybrid/SACD - playable on all compact disc players
"Gergiev brings out all the moods and feelings in this symphony with enormous success, from the relentless strength and vigour in the first movement, to beauty and delicacy elsewhere. The London Symphony Orchestra is on superb form, the virtuosity and sensitivity of the players quite staggering in its execution. Listening to the SACD programme of this hybrid disc, the engineers have surpassed themselves to produce an excellent aural experience. The SACD layer produces untiring sound, the balances are natural and realistic, and the detail is phenomenal. This wholly satisfying performance is highly recommendable."
"an inexorable force that seemed to come from nowhere but infact had been cleverly prepared for. This is the kind of work that reveals the LSO itself as a real community of an orchestra, a collection of talented individuals responding to Mahler's every solo opportunity but dedicated to a common cause" Daily Telegraph concert review
"the LSO was all power and perspiration, muscle and machismo. Even in the radiant, hymn-like final movement Gergiev found (and seized upon) hidden storms and stresses" The Times concert review