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Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Gergiev

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Post by Luukas August 19, 2014 (1 of 17)
My own favorites:
1) San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (Avie)
2) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (Tudor)
3) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert (BIS)
4) Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (DG)
5) Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado (DG)

Any comments?

Post by Claude August 19, 2014 (2 of 17)
My favourite Mahler symphony.

I can't make a ranking though, because the interpretations each have something special, but here are some I like most:

- Bernstein BPO (DG 1979)
- Barbirolli (EMI 1964) Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Barbirolli
- Boulez (DG 1995)
- Chailly (Decca) for the best sound Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Chailly

Post by Polarius T August 19, 2014 (3 of 17)
Can't resist, although, apart from the No. 1 here, I don't want to hierarchicize right now:

1) Abbado & BPO, 1995 Amsterdam live, for its truly transcendental last mvt. (Radio Nederland "Mahler Feest")

Others I keep listening to still today, always with great awe and pleasure, in alphabetical order:

- Abbado & BPO (DGG)
- Boulez & CSO (DGG)
- Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Klemperer
- Maderna & BBC SO (BBD Legends)
- Salonen & PO (Signum)
- Sinopoli & Dresden SK (Profil)

I have not heard the Abbado Lucerne version, however, which I am sure would be pure perfection.

Post by Lute August 19, 2014 (4 of 17)
Let me add Bruno Walter's 1938 recording.

Post by Fugue August 19, 2014 (5 of 17)
1) Karajan/BPO
2) Solti/CSO
3) Sinopoli/PO
4) Bernstein/BPO

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Post by Euell Neverno August 19, 2014 (6 of 17)
Fugue said:

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Post by Fugue August 19, 2014 (7 of 17)
Euell Neverno said:

At $6 who could resist? Make sure to ship quickly. Thanks in advance. :-)

I always do!

Post by fausto K August 20, 2014 (8 of 17)
Polarius T said:

Can't resist, although, apart from the No. 1 here, I don't want to hierarchicize right now:

1) Abbado & BPO, 1995 Amsterdam live, for its truly transcendental last mvt. (Radio Nederland "Mahler Feest")

Others I keep listening to still today, always with great awe and pleasure, in alphabetical order:

- Abbado & BPO (DGG)
- Boulez & CSO (DGG)
- Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Klemperer
- Maderna & BBC SO (BBD Legends)
- Salonen & PO (Signum)
- Sinopoli & Dresden SK (Profil)

I have not heard the Abbado Lucerne version, however, which I am sure would be pure perfection.

good to see that you like Salonen's recent recording with the Philharmonia. I recall it being lambasted, typically, in Gramophone for lacking passion (!), the most subjective of all clichés in music criticism.
It's difficult to say which are my preferred choices among the 23 recordings I have (seriously, they're all worthwhile), but Haitink's most recent one with the Bayerische Rundfunk is very good, but sadly on RBCD only. (it appears that BR have discontinued their SACD venture.)
On SACD, Oue Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Oue is one with the broadest tempi, with a pleasingly hypnotising effect. Although the longest version of M9 I've ever witnessed was live with Eschenbach (I think it was the Philharmonia), taking a full 33 minutes for the Adagio, and not one minute too many. (not recorded)

Post by akiralx August 20, 2014 (9 of 17)
Luukas said:

My own favorites:
1) San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (Avie)
2) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (Tudor)
3) Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert (BIS)
4) Berliner Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein (DG)
5) Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado (DG)

Any comments?

The snag with the live Bernstein is of course the entire trombone section's failure to enter at the climax of the finale - caused by an audience member in the choir seats behind them collapsing just before that point.

I do like the Gilbert SACD, certainly.

Post by Mahler-fan August 20, 2014 (10 of 17)
Please don't forget Ancerl on Supraphon (desert island disc for me).

Also Kondrashin on Melodiya is a special one. And I've always liked Haintink (RCOA, Philips) very much.



Best live performance I've heard was Barenboim with Staatskapelle Berlin.

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