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Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Abbado / Lucerne FO / Larsson [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This new Claudio Abbado recording on Medici Arts captures a very special night at the 2007 Lucerne Festival. Ever since its debut in 2003, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra has been enthusiastically received by public and press alike. The orchestra is the realization of a dream for Claudio Abbado, who handpicked famous soloists, chamber recitalists and orchestral musicians to form this ensemble. Time and again it has been praised for its extraordinary sound and refined playing in the finest spirit of chamber music under the direction of the exceptional Italian conductor. On this Blu-Ray Video, the viewer can join in the imposing experience of a live performance of Mahler's No.3 with its awesome silences and towering climaxes recorded in the acoustically superb Congress and Concert Hall Lucerne in August 2007.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 102 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, LPCM 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish


The World According to Mahler
This recording is so true to Mahler's design. The performance is spellbinding from start to finish. Sublime one minute and terrifying the next. Abbado and his handpicked orchestra are more than up to the task. Allow yourself 2 hours to enter his world and you will be well rewarded. Like the others in the Abbado series this is a live performance in front of a totally enthralled audience. The 14 seconds of absolute silence at the conclusion from the audience is enough time for them to realise they have witnessed something very special. This is Mahler at his very best as he should be heard.
Submitted on 07/10/11 by Wayne - NSW Australia 
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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 in D minor
  • Performer: Anna Larsson (Contralto)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Arnold Schoenberg Choir
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896
  • Studio/Live: Live