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Karl Lozier
Positive Feedback Online, May 2012

The overall performance is simply quite excellent in all respects. Choral and vocal passages are very numerous here. The audio quality is particularly full, rich and seemingly close-up while revealing a great deal of detail. Many of the Blu-ray discs I have reviewed seem to not reveal the cymbals clearly or fully; that problem is not apparent for the most part here. It is easy to give this huge production a top recommendation and of very possible interest to newcomers to classical music also. © 2012 Positive Feedback Online Read complete review




David Gutman
Gramophone, January 2012

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10238
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8 (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10222

The present DVDs preserve the opening and closing nights of the Leipzig’s high-powered, multi-orchestra International Mahler Festival held last May. …the clarity, range and depth of sound, allied to the exceptional quality of the singing and playing, are certain to impress.

Interpretatively speaking, Chailly’s Resurrection is unashamedly mainstream, more straightforward than Bernstein’s, sunnier and more muscular than Abbado’s, with forthright contributions from harp and percussion. …the excellent Sarah Connolly provides a lovely, intimate reading of the ‘Urlicht’ and there is no lack of tension as the epic finale crashes in.

The performance of the Eighth…has real weight and it is fair to say that the sonic impact of the work’s stupefying final pages has never been more faithfully conveyed on disc. The hushed choral singing, with crucial entries always perfectly calibrated, is a marvel in itself…these renditions must go right to the top of the list on technical grounds, irrespective of sound carrier.

Strongly recommended. © 2012 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Robert Cummings
Classical Net, December 2011

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10238
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8 (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10222

The performances on these two Accentus Blu-ray DVDs are highly detailed in excellent sound and with splendid singing, and are competitive with most of the better efforts…the sound on both recordings is vivid, and the camera work is excellent. © 2011 Classical Net Read complete review








Lawrence Devoe
Blu-rayDefinition.com, October 2011

...the Mahler Symphony No. 8 is generally considered to be the high water mark in the Mahlerian catalog. This is, to my knowledge, the premier BD entry in the field and, as such, has the inherent advantages of high definition sight and sound not available to its DVD competitors. Conductor Chailly and his stalwart band of musicians turn in a powerful statement of this difficult work. The solo vocal efforts range from competent with tenor Gould sounding a bit stressed in comparison with his colleagues, to sublime, soprano Christiane Oelze. The mixed choruses turn in commendable performances. For those acquainted with this work, the BD will provide a moving experience, while newcomers will get the equivalent of a musical shot to the solar plexus from final section with all assembled forces performing at once. If not the last word on this piece, and perhaps there will never be one, this Mahler Symphony No. 8 provides a welcome addition to the classical BD library. Read complete review



Norman Lebrecht
ArtsJournal, August 2011

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8 (Chailly) (NTSC) ACC-20222
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8 (Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10222

quite the most immaculate performance I have ever experienced






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