Kubelik/SBR – Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (“Tragic”) (2LP, 180g German pressing)

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# Composer: Gustav Mahler
# Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
# Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: audite Records | 80.480
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (2.86GB), 24-bit/96kHz (1.45GB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (404MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

From the label:

With the Sixth Symphony audite continues its successful Mahler series with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under its legendary Music Director Rafael Kubelik in 180g-vinyl format. Mahler himself called his Sixth the “Tragic:” it unconditionally duplicates the imaginary hero’s path into the final and ultimate downfall. Its instrumentation has grown to gigantic proportions, its expression intensified to the utmost.

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra tackles this act of power with bravura: enormous expressive power and the highest technical precision are combined in Kubelik’s direction to form an impressive sonic experience.

The work is presented in a live recording made on December 6, 1968 from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz.

Track listing:

Side One
01 – I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo

Side Two
02 – II. Scherzo (Wuchtig)

Side Three
03 – III. Andante

Side Four
04 – IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)

Additional info can be found here.

Ripping Info:

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