José Luis Bermúdez
, April 2014
Kempe’s characteristic virtue as a conductor is a remarkable clarity and ability to keep the orchestral lines audibly distinct and yet integrated. This is very important in Mahler and Kempe delivers a fine interpretation of the Fourth. His approach is precise, with a clear sense of purpose and direction.
Kempe’s interpretation is very un-mannered, which is refreshing…The slow movement is the real heart of the symphony and Kempe brings out a wonderful cantabile line.
Kempe allows the richness and intensity of Wagner’s emotional world to emerge without luxuriating in it.
With more than acceptable sound quality, this disc is highly recommended. © 2014 Classical Net Read complete review