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Free download: Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Semyon Bychkov draws a gleaming performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony from the Czech Philharmonic

Published: July 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm
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This week’s free download is the second movement of Mahler’s Symphony No.4 from the Czech Philharmonic’s new release of the work under its chief conductor Semyon Bychkov. Released on the Pentatone label, it was awarded a five-star review by critic David Nice in the latest issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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‘I always thought Semyon Bychkov, now one of the greats, was more a creature of earth and fire than air. A perfect Barbican performance of Dvořák’s Eighth, floating and gleaming so gorgeously, told me otherwise; and its counterpart in Mahler’s symphonies, the Fourth, is cast in the same golden mould,’ he writes.

Read our review in full here.

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