Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (LSO Live)
Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra
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||Symphony No. 6 in A Minor: I. Allegro Energico, Ma Non Troppo||Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra||22:01||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 6 in A Minor: II. Andante Moderato||Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra||13:53||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 6 in A Minor: III. Scherzo: Wuchtig||Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra||12:34||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 6 in A Minor: IV. Finale: Allegro Moderato||Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra||28:47||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Wow! What an amazing performance! The intonation and musicality of this wonderful interpretation by Valery Gergiev is a work worth a Grammy. The resonance and overall quality is very exceptional. If you were to buy any Mahler Symphony, this one is by far the best pick.
The much-awaited Mahler cycle.
Yes, it has begun. It is really nice, seeing Gergiev conduct something outside his normal habits, being a Russian interpreter. I have really waited for his Mahler cycle. I love it!
Don't Miss This One
I've lost count of the Mahler 6th's I own on LP, CD, and now downloads. The ones I have cherished over the years included Karajan, Barbarolli, Abbado, Bernstein, Solti, Szell, Zander, Kubelik (always underrated as a Mahler conductor), and Horenstein. I just listened to the Gergiev sitting at my computer through Sennheiser earphones: I must said "Oh my Lord" at least a dozen times -- this is as good as it can get. The famous "Alma" theme has never been rendered with more impact, and with no sense of the conductor trying to drain it of emotion. Deeply satisfying, in every way.
Born: May 2, 1953 in Moscow, Russia
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s