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Mahler: 10 Symphonien Symphonies - Leonard Bernstein (13 CD Set)
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Recordings of a great conductor who understood Mahler well.
Massimo Tinti | 03/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Let us not give Leonard Bernstein all the credits in the pioneer & promotion into the performances of Mahler symphonies & songs. We should not want to be vapid. Besides Bruno Walter, a lifelong advocate in enhancing the appreciation of Mahler's achievements, we have witnessed the advocacy of Sir John Barborolli, Jascha Horestein, Maurice Abravanel, Klaus Tennstedt, Otto Klemperer, Vaclav Neumann, Sir George Solti, Raphael Kubelik, Bernard Haitink, Claudio Abbado. Leonard Bernstein, I believe, was unique in that he recorded Mahler's works in more than one occassion. Furthermore, he went public (on television & in writing)in discussing how important Mahler was to Vienna & to the music world. That added something more special to his performances of Mahler & ultimately into the recordings (Does this remains you of Eugene Jochum with Bruckner, Evegeny Svetlanov with Glazunov, or Kyrill Kondrashin with Tchaikovsky?). For some reason, there was a kinship between Bernstein & Mahler that somehow was not dublicated (with exceptions, perhaps, to Tennstedt, Abravanel, Barborolli & Neumann).The set is full of Compact Discs having passionate & highly energetic performances, typical of Leonard Bernstein in his days. I would not dismiss the recordings of the above-mentioned conductors, for they highly contributed also in the enlargement of the appreciation of Mahler & his works. Highly recommendable, although explorations are not necessarily a bad thing."
Il Mahler che tutti dovrebbero avere
Massimo Tinti | Firenze, ITALIA | 04/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Le incisioni di Mahler fatte da Bernstein sono un patrimonio da collezionare. Personalmente preferisco quelle singole "cofanetto per cofanetto" con le illustrazioni di Erté diverse per ciascuna sinfonia, ma capisco che può costare molto di più.
Tuttavia il Mahler di Bernstein, soprattutto dalla IV in poi, resta tremendamente attuale."