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Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 [Australia]
Bernard Haitink was one of the first conductors to record a complete Mahler cycle, a project he embarked on while chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and an orchestra that has a long tradition of performi... more »
Bernard Haitink was one of the first conductors to record a complete Mahler cycle, a project he embarked on while chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and an orchestra that has a long tradition of performing Mahler. He started this Mahler cycle in September 1962 and completed it in September 1971 and it remains a reference set for all devotees of Mahler's music. Haitink continues to conduct Mahler with some of the world's finest orchestras and during the late 1980s and 1990s he re-recorded most of the symphonies with the Berlin Philharmonic. Two of the most popular symphonies are presented here: numbers 1 and 2.
Finally, it is reissued
Wei Hsien Li | United States | 01/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Haitink made lots different Mahler recording. His style and techique improved with time. The BPO recording maybe the most complete and solid performance he had made. The Christmas live with CGB is also a great record of Haitink's Mahler. However, this BPO recording is flawless. The No.1 here is always one of my best No.1 pick among my 100+ versions, and the else symphonies are also very high stardard performance. Haitink's natural intepretion makes these music toughing you without notice, and keep the BPO's gorgeous sound in perfect shape. These great recordings are out of print for a long time. I am so glad to see it reissued in low price. For those who wants to enjoy Mahler but fear for some intepreters are too emotional e.g. Bernstein. Haitink & BPO should be the first one (even the only one)you should buy."