Mahler said that his sixth symphony expressed ’the cruelties I have suffered and the pains I’ve felt.’ Few symphonies have captured emotions with such brutal perfection, nor been so prophetic.
Mariss Jansons’s performances of the symphony were truly revelatory events, greeted with unanimous critical and public acclaim. The recording is his first release on LSO Live.
"I was absolutely knocked out ... wonderful"
James Jolly (editor of Gramophone Magazine)
"Mariss Jansons and the LSO are a formidable team ... a real gem"
"a magical disc ... highly polished."
"This performance of Mahler’s Sixth, captured live last november, garnered rave reviews at the time and it is easy to hear why. Jansons draws out all the music’s profundity of thought"
"Has sweep and scope and is superbly played ... highly recommended."
"A superlative account of the Sixth Symphony"
*** Classical CD of the Week ***
*** Editors Choice ***