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Mahler: Symphony no. 1 (Philharmonia Orchestra)

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Philharmonia Orchestra

 

REVIEWS:

“His reading of the whole work — and of the associated songs — is simply magnificent. Four stars” – The Sunday Times. (Click here to read the full review).

“I would rank this disc in the top ten recordings of Mahler’s ‘Symphony No. 1′” – High Fidelity. (Click here to read the full review).

“This performance is about as good as anyone can hope to hear” – Fanfare. (Click here to read the full review).

this triumphalist Mahler First belongs on the top shelf beside Bernstein, Kubelik, Giulini and Walter This is the best-sounding Mahler First I’ve heard.” – Enjoy The Music.Com. (Click here to read the full review).

“And in what is a wonderful collaboration, Zander elicits a nuanced and colorful performance, with the orchestra in turn responding to his direction instinctively and intuitively.” – Deseret Morning News. (Click here to read the full review).

“It takes a conductor with Zander’s breadth of vision to present it to us with Mahler’s full intention” – Atlanta Audio Society. (Click here to read the full review).

“The orchestra impresses with sweetness as well as power” – Chicago Tribune. (Click here to read the full review).

“Benjamin Zander continues his essential Mahler series for Telarc with this outstanding release.” – Classical Net. (Click here to read the full review).

“Benjamin Zander and the Philharmonia’s recording of Mahler’s ‘First Symphony’ coupled with his ‘Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen’ sung by baritone Christopher Maltman is not only the best Mahler’s First in decades, it is one of the great recorded performances.” – All Music Guide. (Click here to read the full review).

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