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Mahler: Symphony no. 2 (Philharmonia Orchestra)

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Miah Person (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Nominated at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards

 

REVIEWS

‘it is a truly insightful, inspiring and engaging reading from a Mahler interpreter of considerable and honest musicality’ (Choir and Organ). Click here to read the full review.

‘the Anglo-American conductor undoubtedly displays himself as a great Mahlerian through the originality, relevance and depth of his reading.’ (ResMusica). Click here to read the full review.

‘From the commanding opening gesture you already know there’s a master hand on the tiller.’ (American Record Guide). Click here to read the full review.

‘The performance is unquestionably deeply studied and starts from the considerable advantage of taking Mahler’s universal vision at face value’ (International Record Review). Click here to read the full review.

‘Zander’s fidelity to Mahler’s markings remains remarkable.’ (Gramophone). Click here to read the full review.

‘Zander’s powerful and fresh reading make this an exciting release.’ (ConcertoNet.com). Click here to read the full review.

‘Benjamin Zander is a Mahlerian with a difference’ (The Irish Times). Click here to read the full review.

‘Essential listening.’ (The Sunday Times). Click here to read the full review.

‘It’s tender, reverent and full of detail.’ (The Boston Globe). Click here to read the full review.

‘Orchestral quality is never in doubt outstanding.’ (BBC Music Magazine). Click here to read the full review.

‘a fantastic, keenly observed performance’ (MusicWeb International). Click here to read the full review.

‘the Philharmonia generates a tremendously rich sound.’ (The Times). Click here to read the full review.

‘beautifully timed by Zander’ (Words and Music). Click here to read the full review.

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