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John von Rhein
Chicago Tribune, December 2007

Claudio Abbado has previously recorded the Mahler Sixth, with its death-obsessed hammer blows in the finale, in Chicago and Berlin. But those audio-only performances, fine as they are, pale before this live video version, taped in Switzerland in 2006. Abbado always has had a special affinity for Mahler's most classical symphony. His starry, hand-picked Lucerne orchestra makes the score dance on the brink of the abyss with harrowing intensity.




Christopher Williams
Fanfare, November 2007

[Mahler Symphony 6] is one of Abbado’s finest hours as a Mahlerian, as well as possibly the finest orchestra film I have ever seen…

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