Mahler...the best in "Youtube"!

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Mahler...the best in "Youtube"!

Dear friends:

in the menospreciated "Youtube" you can find the Mahler's best recordings of his symphonies, and very well processed also, this are a few examples: 

1) Mahler 1st, with Zdenek Kosler-Slovak Phil, in an unnafected and lyrical performance of this work:

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

 

2) Mahler 2nd "Resurrection" with Abravanel-Utah Symphony Orch, in a magnific performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MvZGQvakGw

 

3) Mahler 3rd. Horenstein-London Symphony Orch, for a majority the best recording of this work!:

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

 

4) Mahler 4th, Mengelberg-Concertgebow....a classic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J18wFaVjbPw

 

5) Mahler 5th, Rudolf Schwarz-London Symphony. The competence is fierce here, but this is a legendary performance, elegant, unnafected, very well recorded also (1958!):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Sken8ly3o

 

6) Mahler 6th, Horenstein-Stockolhm, excellent performance!

 

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

 

7) Mahler 7th, James Levine-Chicago, excellent performance with an underrated conductor, but a great Mahlerian: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNYvcfljC54

 

8) Mahler 8th, Haitink-Concertgebow, a monumenthal spectacle!

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

 

9) Mahler 9th, Barbirolli-Berlin Orch, also a classic!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywwc6rVJZzc

 

of course there are other names (the 5th with Rudolf Barshai-Germany Youth Orch, the 6th with Christoph Eschenbach-Philhadelphia -extraordinary- butthis is only a personal selection, and besides those versions are also in Youtube) agree you with me about this selection?? Excuse my english, please. Regards oscar.olavarria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahler's 7th and 9th stunning recordings

So far (unfortunately due to my Internet connection limitations) I've been listening only to Mahler 7th, James Levine-Chicago, from your list - enjoyed it pretty much, stunning interpreter indeed, now I'm looking forward to listening to his interpretation of the 9th, my favourite Mahler's symphony, as your suggestion is interesting indeed.

For the 9th Symphony I suggest Bruno Walter's '38 live recording with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, I think it's well worth your time - personally I find him as good with Mahler, in this interpretation he captured so well the 9th spirit, enjoyed so much his approach too, especially on the first and last movements, which usually strike me the most for their intense melodic lines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eUKpw21ASc&feature=player_detailpage

The lps of Horenstein's 6th

The lps of Horenstein's 6th came with a side break in the finale (nasty) but a horrid fade out and in making a rejoining on tape or computer difficult. Is this on the youtube?

Mahler's 6th Thomas Sanderling/St Petersburg

If you are looking for a good 6th, this is yours....and it's in High Definition too! I've found it only recently, perhaps the best of all!

 

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

 

Regards oscar.olavarria 

 

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