Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Sheila Armstrong, Janet Baker, Christa Ludwig - Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (2005/1973)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.34 Gb+7.03 Gb (2xDVD9) | 246 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese
"Bernstein stamps his outsize personality on every bar and regularly has you convinced it is Mahler's own" (Gramophone). Beginning with the First Symphony, Bernstein reveals Mahler's position at the hinge of modernism, while emphasizing his emotional extremism. The uplifting Second "Resurrection" Symphony, with which Bernstein had an especially long and close association, is recorded here in a historic performance from 1973, set in the Romanesque splendour of Ely Cathedral. In the Third, Bernstein encompasses the symphony's spiritual panorama like no other conductor - with the Vienna Philharmonic players alive to every nuance.