5 Songs, 1 Hour 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

All conductors, if asked, will say they’re trying to be faithful to the score. Yet in Mahler, the results are amazingly different from performance to performance. In the third release in his cycle, Osmo Vänskä gives us Mahler that respects the letter of the score and strikes an appealing balance of head and heart, while expressing plenty of individuality and personality. He draws terrific playing from his orchestra, his singers are deeply moving and he builds this huge work with a palpable appreciation for its architecture. The result is mightily impressive and superbly recorded. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

All conductors, if asked, will say they’re trying to be faithful to the score. Yet in Mahler, the results are amazingly different from performance to performance. In the third release in his cycle, Osmo Vänskä gives us Mahler that respects the letter of the score and strikes an appealing balance of head and heart, while expressing plenty of individuality and personality. He draws terrific playing from his orchestra, his singers are deeply moving and he builds this huge work with a palpable appreciation for its architecture. The result is mightily impressive and superbly recorded. 

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