Mahler: Symphony no. 4 (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Camilla Tilling (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra
‘Mr. Zander both gives the music room to breathe and makes it so clear that it’s as if all four movements were fitted out with verbal texts: Mahler to sink your teeth into. A second CD, on which Mr. Zander discusses the piece, is a nice additional touch.’ – Anne Midgette, New York Times’ Top Ten Recordings for 2001.
‘*Star of the month* “HEAVENLY SPLENDOUR” One could simply come out with it and call this performance of the Fourth Symphony the most felicitous Mahler recording of recent years.’ – Fono Forum (click here to read the review).
‘Benjamin Zander’s interpretation of the Fourth is probably as close to the score and to Mahler’s intentions as the conductor says he could get.’ – Classical Candour (click here to read the review).
‘The great slow movement receives a luminous, seamless performance from Zander and the orchestra’ – Tony Duggan, MusicWeb International (click here to read the review).
‘There is no question that Benjamin Zander is a committed artist, always trying to find new ways of communicating his love of music to as wide an audience as possible.’ – Terry Barfoot, MusicWeb International (click here to read the review).
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