Mahler: Symphony No. 5

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Composer(s):
Mahler
Works:
Symphony No. 5
Performer:
Symphonica of London/Wyn Morris
Label:
IMP PCD
Catalogue Number:
1033 DDD
Performance:
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Sound:
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4
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Not for Adagietto-wallowers: Morris’s passionate sprint through that famous slow movement is the oddest thing in this most commanding and self-willed of performances. The rest burns in slow motion, close to the centre of Mahler’s earth. From a very public funeral (no softer dynamics in earshot) to the ferociously articulate, brink-of-disaster finale, the intensity of the playing is unremitting. Mad and bad, in a sense, but certainly rewarding to know.A special case at any price.David Nice
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