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Mahler: Symphony No. 6 Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Mahler: Symphony No. 6 Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Among Simon Rattle's first concert programs as the new chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra was Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony. The performances marked the beginning of a new chapter in Mahler interpretation, for Rattle, like his predecessors Jansons, Maazel and Kubelík, is an ardent admirer of the composer. BR-KLASSIK has now released the live recording of the concerts.

Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony is perhaps the darkest work he ever wrote – its nickname is "The Tragic". And there is something almost destructive about the final movement. "But strangely enough," says Simon Rattle, "it is also a very classical symphony. Yes, it is extreme, but for long stretches it is less wild than other works of his – although of course it does convey a harrowing message. But it's like a lot of great works: there are always different ways of reading them. I've been conducting the Sixth for forty years now, and over time I’ve come to realise that it also contains hope."

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Product Description:


  • Release Date: March 01, 2024


  • UPC: 4035719002171


  • Catalog Number: BRK900217


  • Label: BR-KLASSIK


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Gustav Mahler


  • Conductor: Simon Rattle


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks