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Mahler 6

One of my favourite symphonies. I´ve just been listening Leonard Bernstein´s recording with NYPO from the sixties. Really great. But perhaps the best performance of this symphony was Rattle´s debut with the Berlin Phil in 1986 I believe it was. That´s an amazing performance, especially the finale.

 

Which favourite performance(s) do you have of this great symphony?

Mahler's Sixth (mostly in SACD).

Not one of the beloved or highly appreciated Symphonies of the composer, albeit great (by default).

There is a plethora of interesting, significant, great recordings on various grounds. I wish to point out the quite good number of SACD recordings of the Symphony. No wonder, since the work has such a demanding and complex orchestration that requires the best possible reproduction of sound. From the quite a few SACD recordings, worth further listening are:

- The recent Eliahu Inbal and the Tokyo Metropolitan S.O., in superb sound, on Exton.

- The older Zdenek Macal and the Czech P.O., on Exton too.

- The quite interesting Benjamin Zander with the Philharmonia Orchestra, on Teldec.

- The M. Tilson Thomas with the San Francisco S.O., in glorious sound on Avie.

- The live recording of M. Jansons and the RCO, on RCO Live.

- The recent impressively recorded Marcus Stenz with the Guzernich-Orch. Koln, on Oehms.

- The Ivan Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orch., in a fine recording and performance, on Channel.

- The fine and impressive Jonathan Nott with the Bamberg S.O., on Tudor.

From the regural CD recordings, among the many obvious (or not) choices, Haitink with the CSO in a live recording from 2007 (on CSO Resound), Abbado on his BPO recording (on DG) and Bernstein with VPO (on DG as well) are worth mentioning. (The old Bernstein/NYPO sounded very convincing and exciting in the LP version I used to have. The CD reissue was "another thing". However, there used to  be a SACD version from Sony Japan along with the Ninth, in 3 discs).

Parla

Mahler's 6th/Sanderling-St Petersburgh

I've foud superlative this, very well processed also:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_zburTG7Hk

 

Regards. oscar olavarria

 

 

 

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