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audiotechnique, November 2016

Matthias’s uniquely warm but melancholic singing, captures the works’ essence… © 2016 audiotechnique



Edward Seckerson
Gramophone, September 2016

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 5 / Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpts) (Goerne, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Nelsons) (NTSC) ACC-20354
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 5 / Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpts) (Goerne, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Nelsons) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10354

Andris Nelsons is a conductor with whom I feel more and more kinship. Making music is so much about making choices and even a composer such as Mahler who gives so much information about the hows and whys of his scores needs an imaginative representative to carry his spirit into the moment of performance. This account of the Fifth Symphony does just that—and, of course, Nelsons has the finest of instruments in the form of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Their magnificent playing here is suffused with the memory of their creator, Claudio Abbado, and re-energised with the new-found dynamism of the visionary Latvian. © 2016 Gramophone





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