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Symphonie No. 7 Gustav Mahler / Claudio Abbado / Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 413 773-1

£24.99

Product description

Abbado’s account of Mahler’s Seventh was always a highlight of his cycle and remains the ideal choice for collectors requiring a central interpretation in modern sound. Steering a middle course between clear-sightedness and hysteria, avoiding both the heavy, saturated textures of 19th-century Romanticism and the chilly rigidity of some of his own ‘modernist’ peers, he is, as the original review reported, ‘almost too respectable’. That said, it’s all to the good if the forthright theatricality and competitive instincts of the Chicago orchestra are held in check just a little. Even where Abbado underplays the drama of the moment, a sufficient sense of urgency is sustained by a combination of well-judged tempi, marvellously graduated dynamics and precisely balanced, ceaselessly changing textures. For those put off by Mahler’s supposed vulgarity, the unhurried classicism of Abbado’s reading may well be the most convincing demonstration of the music’s integrity. This is a piece Abbado continues to champion in concert with performances at the very highest level.

Tracklist
Symphonie No. 7
A 1. Langsam (Adagio) - Allegro Risoluto, Ma Non Troppo 21:22
B 2. Nachtmusik. Allegro Moderato - Andante 16:34
C1 3. Scherzo. Schattenhaft. 8:52
C2 4. Nachtmusik. Andante Amoroso 13:59
D 5. Rondo-Finale. Allegro Ordinario 17:40

Matrix / runout
Side 1 (stamped): 413 774 - 1 S 1 = 2 320
Side 2 (stamped): 413 774 - 1 S 2 = 2 320
Side 3 (stamped): 413 775 - 1 S 3 = 3 320
Side 4 (stamped): 413 775 - 1 S 4 320

There are a few small areas of tearing along the spine of the box, and one very faint hairline scratch on side 2 which does not affect playback quality. The condition is generally excellent.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Gustav Mahler / Claudio Abbado / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Catalogue number:
413 773-1
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
5

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Abbado’s account of Mahler’s Seventh was always a highlight of his cycle and remains the ideal choice for collectors requiring a central interpretation in modern sound. Steering a middle course between clear-sightedness and hysteria, avoiding both the heavy, saturated textures of 19th-century Romanticism and the chilly rigidity of some of his own ‘modernist’ peers, he is, as the original review reported, ‘almost too respectable’. That said, it’s all to the good if the forthright theatricality and competitive instincts of the Chicago orchestra are held in check just a little. Even where Abbado underplays the drama of the moment, a sufficient sense of urgency is sustained by a combination of well-judged tempi, marvellously graduated dynamics and precisely balanced, ceaselessly changing textures. For those put off by Mahler’s supposed vulgarity, the unhurried classicism of Abbado’s reading may well be the most convincing demonstration of the music’s integrity. This is a piece Abbado continues to champion in concert with performances at the very highest level.

Tracklist
Symphonie No. 7
A 1. Langsam (Adagio) - Allegro Risoluto, Ma Non Troppo 21:22
B 2. Nachtmusik. Allegro Moderato - Andante 16:34
C1 3. Scherzo. Schattenhaft. 8:52
C2 4. Nachtmusik. Andante Amoroso 13:59
D 5. Rondo-Finale. Allegro Ordinario 17:40

Matrix / runout
Side 1 (stamped): 413 774 - 1 S 1 = 2 320
Side 2 (stamped): 413 774 - 1 S 2 = 2 320
Side 3 (stamped): 413 775 - 1 S 3 = 3 320
Side 4 (stamped): 413 775 - 1 S 4 320

There are a few small areas of tearing along the spine of the box, and one very faint hairline scratch on side 2 which does not affect playback quality. The condition is generally excellent.

Band/artist(s):
Gustav Mahler / Claudio Abbado / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Catalogue number:
413 773-1
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
5

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