Mahler: Symphony No 5 Mahler: Symphony No 5

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COMPOSERS: Mahler
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Symphony No. 5
PERFORMER: Berlin PO/Simon Rattle
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 965 9352

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This well-oiled performance begins cautiously – expressive touches in the opening movements seem calculated and under-energised – but the Scherzo boasts scintillating detail, the Adagietto takes one’s breath away, and the Rondo-Finale thrills. David Breckbill