Notes & Reviews:
My Sixth will propound riddles the solution of which may be attempted only by a generation which has absorbed and digested my first five symphonies.' Thus Gustav Mahler, writing in 1904 to his biographer Richard Specht. Mahler did nothing to help solve the riddles, and these words are his only authentic statement regarding this most difficult symphony. It remains puzzling, beginning with the discrepancy between this fatalistic music that ends in total collapse and his situation at the time (1903/1904).
American Record Guide, March/April 2014
The few recordings I have from Bamberg with Jonathan Nott on the podium are well played and stunningly recorded. His Mahler Sixth stands above its predecessors as a direct, well thought-out reading that flows naturally and is interesting. Ensemble is taut, balances are carefully scaled, and the playing is committed.
Recording information: Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg (10/27/2008-10/31/2008).
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Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"
- Conductor: Jonathan Nott
- Ensemble: Bamberger Symphoniker
- Notes: Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg (10/27/2008-10/31/2008)
- Running Time: 80 min. 32 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1903-1904