SORRY - SOLD OUT
Analogphonic / Deutsche Grammophon - LP43015 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
DG 419 208-1 - Limited Edition
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio - Pressed at Pallas Germany
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Masters of Universal Music
There is no arguing that this is an hyper-emotional performance. Too much, however, has been made of Bernstein departing from the score or suffering from ‘romantic’ interpretations etc. Ultimately the test of a performance is if it lives, and this one most definitely does. In fact, Bernstein’s Mahler recordings speak with the composers voice so clearly and consummately that it transcends the barrier of music. There are many very musical versions of Mahler 9 out there, with delicate textures and glowing sonorities and the such. But this recording is more than music; it becomes an actual testament of life and death, something that defies description. Bernstein astutely pointed out that at the end of the ninth one can actually experience the sensation of dying.
Leonard Bernstein is still Gustav Mahler’s most famous and, controversially, most significant interpreter. It was he who really popularized the composer’s music in the USA and he invented a whole new performing tradition for Mahler. The vast Andante comodo feels expansive and well paced, and Bernstein manages the transitions through consolation and tragedy very effectively.
• Includes booklet
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• Mastered by Kevin Gray
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - The Royal Concertgebouworchestra Amsterdam under the direction of Leonard Bernstein.
Leonard Bernstein is still Gustav Mahler's most famous and umstrittenermaßen also its main performer. He was the one who actually made the music of the composer known in the United States and he even invented a completely new performance tradition of Mahler's works. The mighty Andante comodo acts swelling and well measured and Bernstein succeed the transitions between comfort and tragedy very effective ... The finale is controversial, however, I found it extremely engaging and pleasant at any time or wanted. In fact, me the last bars have very moved. The key to its interpretation was his publicly known Done considers that the Adagio takes final the form of a prayer, Mahler's last chorale, his final hymn to a certain extent, and it asks for the restoration of life, of tonality and of faith. - Music Web International
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 9
1. Andante Comodo
2. Im Tempo Eines Gemaechlichen Laendlers. Etwas Taeppisch Und Sehr Derb
3. Rondo-Burleske. Allegro Assai. Sehr Trotzig.
4. Adagio. Sehr Langsam Und Noch Zurueckhaltend