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:
2) Mahler 2nd "Resurrection" with Abravanel-Utah Symphony Orch, in a magnific performance:
3) Mahler 3rd. Horenstein-London Symphony Orch, for a majority the best recording of this work!:
4) Mahler 4th, Mengelberg-Concertgebow....a classic!
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!):
6) Mahler 6th, Horenstein-Stockolhm, excellent performance!
7) Mahler 7th, James Levine-Chicago, excellent performance with an underrated conductor, but a great Mahlerian:
8) Mahler 8th, Haitink-Concertgebow, a monumenthal spectacle!
9) Mahler 9th, Barbirolli-Berlin Orch, also a classic!:
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