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This is one of 10 new vinyl releases by Universal Music Group from popular classical CD releases from the DGG and Decca catalog. These "Analogphonic Releases" are mastered at Emil Berliner Studios by Maarten de Boer and pressed by Pallas. Mahler's Fifth was one of the pieces Leonard Bernstein owned. This interpretation is broader than the one he recorded with the New York Philharmonic in the early 1960s, but it's little changed in feeling. It is, however, far more polished and a good deal more persuasive. The recording, like all of Bernstein's later Mahler cycle, was made live; here, he and the Vienna Philharmonic give a gripping performance full of telling nuance, intensely expressive yet thoroughly controlled. It's a reading both Dionysiac and "Bachic" — as in J. S. Bach, not Bacchus — one in which the impetuous energy of the score is transmitted to the fullest degree, but not at the expense of the extraordinary (for Mahler) contrapuntal detail.
Mahler - "Symphony No. 5 - Bernstein - Wiener" ..... Online Price $43.20