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Very inspirational as conducted by Bernstein. I also attended the performance of Mahler’s Symphony played by the Grand Rapids Symphony and conducted by David Lockington. Fabulous! Check it out!
This is the most imposing performance of this symphony currently available. The tempos are rather slow, but Leonard Bernstein sustains the music’s tension superbly, and the climaxes are every bit as overwhelming as they must be to justify the time he takes getting there. The concerts from which this recording derives were among the musical events of a lifetime, and much of that sense of occasion has found its way onto this disc. If you want to be blown away by music, then this baby’s for you. –David Hurwitz
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Review
A wonderful classic recording–Bernstein made Mahler a specialty!!! -Read Reviews-
It’s a terrific performance, but I’m afraid the mp3 doesn’t do it justice. I think in the future for something as large scale as this, I’d buy the CD.
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