Lorin Maazel leads the Philharmonia Orchestra and a star-studded ensemble of performers in Mahler’s first three Symphonies. This is the first 5-album Set in a series that will encompass Mahler’s Nine Symphonies, featuring live orchestral recordings from London’s Royal Festival Hall of Maazel and the Philharmonia’s much-lauded Mahler Cycle.
"...The Philharmonia players follow him [Maazel] on everystep of the journey with virtuosity and sensitivity, achieving a freshness and sense of wonder as though playing these works for the first time. The vocal contributions from choruses and soloists all take wing, with Sarah Connolly’s rapt Nietzschean communion in the Third Symphony a memorable highlight..."
Ian Julier - Inteternational Record Review - April 2014
*** (Good Album) *** (Good Sound)
Stéphane Friédérich - Classica magazine (France) - April 2014