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MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

MAHLER: Symphony No. 6

Catalog Number: UP0122
Label: Arco Diva
Format: CD

Available: 6
Price: $15.99

Categories: Orchestral Music
Classical Periods: 20th Century

Composers: Gustav Mahler
Directors: Petr Vronský
Performers: The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Symphony No. 6

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Petr Vronský, director

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Allegro energico, ma non troppo Heftig, aber markig21:52
2Andante moderato13:43
3Scherzo: Wuchtig11:10
4Finale: Sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Allegro energico30:12

Recorded in Mahler’s birthland, this concert by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Olomouc, conductor Petr Vronsky, takes a sunnier view than most of the ominous sixth symphony. Crisis, what crisis? it seems to be saying. Yet this is a valid reading of a work written at the peak of Mahler’s domestic happiness and the atmosphere feels appropriately organic, giving the cowbells in the finale a perfect setting. The sound, on a small Prague label, is superb.
Dilettante Norman Lebrecht's CD of the Week 24 May, 2010