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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 / Antal Dorati, Israel Philharmonic

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Helicon Records' new 'Heritage Series' presents historic recordings of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and features some of the finest conductors to have led the orchestra since its inception. Antal Doráti rose from being the youngest ever conductor of the Royal Opera House in Budapest to being appointed "Conductor Laureate for Life" of three orchestras. This disc from 1963 features Mahler's sixth symphony. All three Helicon recordings are carefully remastered and feature high-quality mono sound.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
I can't praise the playing here enough. This ensemble is terrific. They have almost nothing in common (except a huge-sounding tuba) with the IPO that recorded this symphony with Mehta in 1995. The strings shine when the music invites them to and have wonderful bite And texture when needed. The woodwinds are tangy and expressive. The brass players are heroic and, in the coda, strikingly vulnerable. The percussion is powerful and appropriate.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv (10/27/1963).


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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 70 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1903-1904