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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Bernarda Fink, Concertgebouw Orch. - Jansons

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
>Sound, Recorded : [Applause]
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

SACD Hybrid/ Stereo & Multi-channel/ DSD

For the latest highly anticipated release in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's Mahler symphony cycle under the direction of its chief conductor Mariss Jansons, the orchestra now turns its attention to the Third Symphony. Once again, Jansons stands out in this performance for his astonishingly keen eye for the minutest details. Like no other, Jansons possesses the ability to integrate all this beautiful detailing into the virtually infinite overarching climaxes that can make listening to Mahler's symphonies such an exciting experience.

"Tuning and ensemble are close to ideal throughout, the brass playing, particularly from the horns, is a continuous joy, the strings are lush and opulent, and the woodwind solos are all distinctive...What makes Jansons' reading distinctive is the rubato he introduces into the second and third movements...The orchestra are on top form, and the superior audio works to everybody's benefit." -Classical Review

"Quiet dynamic marking are scrupulously heeded, lending a Humperdinckian charm to its revels and linking the symphony to the German Wald, the lost world of magic and unreality...The Wunderhorn allusions in the third movement (to donkeys and asses of all species) are deliciously pointed, gracefully eliding their sardonic textual commentary." -Gramophone

"For sheer magic of recording technique this RCO issue takes some beating. Jansons demands a pianissimo that’s almost inaudible but such is the quality of the recording that every note is clear. The ferocity of parts of the first movement is complemented by the hushed rapture of the Adagio. The mezzo soloist is the marvellous Bernarda Fink, and the three choirs help make this an outstanding interpretatation." -The Sunday Telegraph

"The opening movement is an epic in itself, and Jansons leads a magnificent performance of it; spacious and mysterious and yet taut...Bernarda Fink is tremendous" -The Daily Telegraph

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concertgebouw Amsterdam (02/03/2010-02/05/2010).


A Fantastic Mahler 3
I think this is my favorite Mahler 3rd symphony recording. It is very exciting and "other worldly". The orchestra is very precise.
Submitted on 07/26/11 by bj 
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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir
  • Notes: Concertgebouw Amsterdam (02/03/2010-02/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 97 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sound, Recorded : [Applause]
  • Notes: Concertgebouw Amsterdam (02/03/2010-02/05/2010)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live