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Gustav Mahler Symphony No.9

Gustav Mahler Symphony No.9

“he knows how to steer an ensemble through the greatest of Mahler symphonies. The biggest challenges are the most impressively met....

“he knows how to steer an ensemble through the greatest of Mahler symphonies. The biggest challenges are the most impressively met: those cataclysmic welters in the colossal first movement, always clear but at the same time powerfully on the move, the last emotional climax of the farewell finale and its final, whispered laying to rest… How well he’s trained his player… the woodwind are exquisite in the dying of the light, the strings hugely powerful of outline when they need to be, and subtle, too, as they reduce to a sliver of sound.” 

David Nice

BBC Music Magazine ****

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