Mahler: Symphony No. 6, Haitink (2-CD)

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Discs: 2
Record Label: CSO Resound
Release Date: April 28, 2008

“A powerful sense of drama pervades Haitink’s draining account of Mahler’s Tragic Symphony, the Sixth, a stunning testament to the Dutchman’s reign as principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.” — The Times

CSO Resound presents Mahler’s deeply tragic Sixth Symphony, under the direction of former Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink. According to the Chicago Tribune, Haitink’s Mahler 6 “felt so right — [with its] accumulation of massive physical power, the feverish buildup of heroic optimism and its crushing defeat with each fatalistic blow [and] the magnificent intensity of the CSO’s playing.” The Chicago Sun-Times noted, “When have the two trios of the blazing Scherzo movement sounded so gentle, like lullabies? When has the Andante felt so personal?”

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Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
October 2007, Orchestra Hall, Chicago