HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.9 (Bernstein)

Many thanks to our friend Jean-Luc for this very rare live gem.
There is no arguing that this is an hyper-emotional performance. Too much, however, has been made of Bernstein departing from the score or suffering from ‘romantic’ interpretations etc. Ultimately the test of a performance is if it lives, and this one most definitely does. In fact, Bernstein’s Mahler recordings speak with the composers voice so clearly and consummately that it transcends the barrier of music. There are many very musical versions of Mahler 9 out there, with delicate textures and glowing sonorities and the such. But this recording is more than music; it becomes an actual testament of life and death, something that defies description. Bernstein astutely pointed out that at the end of the ninth one can actually experience the sensation of dying.

# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Concertogebouworkest Amsterdam
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
# Vinyl (1986)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: DGG
# DR-Analysis: DR 16
Size: 1.69 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi

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