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Discussion: Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Stenz

Posts: 6

Post by akiralx October 3, 2009 (1 of 6)
This one is getting good notices on the Mahler board:

http://gustavmahlerboard.com/forum/index.php?topic=993.0

Post by dcramer October 3, 2009 (2 of 6)
akiralx said:

This one is getting good notices on the Mahler board:

http://gustavmahlerboard.com/forum/index.php?topic=993.0

Yes. I've already place a pre-order - I've been adding a few modern M5s to my collection in order to supplement my outdated Barbirolli performance :-)

Post by terence October 6, 2009 (3 of 6)
anyone heard this yet?

Post by Euell Neverno March 16, 2012 (4 of 6)
This Fifth may be prettified, but I love it. Great recording too. Pure pleasure.

Post by Fugue April 7, 2012 (5 of 6)
My copy arrived today and I concur. After reading a few less than glowing reviews after I ordered it ("just plays the notes", "nothing revelatory" etc.), I was a bit concerned, but I find it thrilling and intense. The brisker tempos add a lot of drive without robbing the work of its power. The recording quality is demonstration-worthy: weighty and detailed.

Post by TxMark1962 April 7, 2012 (6 of 6)
I too have this SACD and I have to say I love it!!!! I have a few minor quibbles but they are not deal killers for me: the main one is that sometimes the horns are too submerged in the textures. The horns play fine...I just wish that they had had more prominence at times throughout. Overall, I find Maestro Stenz's tempi and interpretation to be just fine for me (I now own 18 recordings of Mahler's 5th)

I like this recording enough to try other Stenz/Mahler symphonies....I am one of those oddities who cannot get enough Mahler...

Highly recommended!!

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