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Guy Weatherall
Classical Music, September 2019

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

Nelsons has an enviable reputation as a Mahlerian—indeed his farewell concerts in Birmingham featured the third symphony—and he chose part of the work for the memorial Lucerne Festival concert for Claudio Abbado. That was 2014: he was invited back to last year’s festival to give a high-octane, viscerally intense performance of the fifth symphony, beautifully filmed and recorded here for Accentus. … With Goerne in fine voice and bringing an equally intense readings of seven songs, this is a concert film to return to relish. © 2019 Classical Music



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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