Despite its being left unfinished, many Mahler enthusiasts regard the Tenth Symphony as one of his finest works; this version uses the well known performing edition of Deryck Cook. The massive first movement, the only one completed by Mahler, was transcribed by Ronald Stevenson, a giant of British music. With Stevenson’s encouragement ans support, the remaining four movements have been transcribed by pianist Christopher White of the Royal Academy of Music, who performs it here. White believes that the transcription should not be viewed as a thinned-down version of the original but as a new work of painistic quality. It is an immense achievement.
“This version for solo piano is as authoritative as any other presentation; engrossing it is, played with fervour and intelligence... the whole account bristles with intellectual life.”
Paul Driver - The Sunday Times
Christopher Abbot - Fanfare -March/April 2011
"An utterly absorbing release."