Post by Al Eisner Post by Lawrence Chalmers
Never heard his Mahler before until I picked up a pricey used copy from an
Italian label of Mahler's 6th. Interesting listen especially since the
last movement times out to 33+ minutes. I wish SWR would release all the
Mahler recordings in clear remastered recordings. I have no idea of which
symphonies he recorded. Anyone else know?
His 7 with the Baden-Baden orchestra is probably the most convincing
performance of that work I've heard, quite wonderful. It's available
The others I know of are the same works already listed by Frank (although
I haven't checked which particular performances).
Note that my 7 recommendation is not the performance listed (twice) by
Frank. Also, MDT has a 4 on Archipel, with the same forces listed by
Frank, but they give the date as 1959, so that might also be different.
I would be a bit suspicious of both Archipel and (more so) Urania, but
a comment I noted on the Archipel was that the sound was acceptable
(given the relative lack of loud climaxes in that particular work).