Abbado’s Mahler 9th

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D major

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado

I am hearing more and more great music performed by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and I think they are terrific!

On this DVD, Claudio Abbado and his hand-picked players of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra take their acclaimed Mahler cycle to a new level with this performance of the most serious and compelling of the symphonies, the intense, emotional, tragic Ninth.

Mr. Abbado brings all his musical experience to this fine performance. The performance is from the summer of 2010, and it is a simply a sensational interpretation.

Here are some Press comments:
“The listener is rendered speechless at the thrilling depth and perfection of the symbiosis achieved here between artistic wisdom and undimmed joy in making music at the highest level.”
…………Christian Wildhagen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 24, 1010

“…sensitizing feelings, penetrating into the depths of perception like a kind of perfectly-tuned ear on the world, to yield the most beautiful results in the music.”
………………..Claus Spahn, ZEIT Online. Musik, August 12, 2010

Here is a 4-minute trailer of this DVD:

Tags: Mahler Symphony #9, Abbado, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra

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