Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Product Information
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 by Bayrakdarian / Lieberson / Mahler / Thomas was released Nov 09, 2004 on the San Francisco Symphony (Record Labe label. .2cds-Isabel Bayrakdarian,Sopra Lorraine Lieberson,Mezzo,Sopra.
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Product Description
**Super Audio CD (SACD) Hybrid**
This CD will play in standard CD players.
A Super Audio CD player is required to take advantage of the SACD sound technology.
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 No doubt this is another fine performance of the Ressurection Symphony. like many other fine performances, the main criticism I have for the first movement is that certain instruments could have sounded more prominent, especially in the timpani and percussion sections. The middle movements are a fine example of expert orchestral playing. Tilson Thomas's reading is sensible although some may prefer more schmalz in sections. For the final movement I have the same criticism as in the first. One can hardly hear the initial tamtam stroke, although the bass drum is very loud. Seeing that the tamtam is supposed to be played at the same dynamic as the bass drum, the result is puzzling and almost sounds as if the player fogot to strike it. It is also very hard to hear the quiet timpani figures (after fig.4 and before fig.7 in the score). Some of the off stage band playing sounds muffled instead of distant. At the final full chorus entry, the organ can hardly be heard. This is such a pitty because it really adds to the whole effect. Although the chimes and tamtams are audible during the closing bars, I have yet to hear a recording where they are actually loud enough. I think this would have been a better recording if more effort was spent in the surround sound department. Mahler symphonies, especially this one are well suited to multi channel recording. Maybe if the off stage bands were placed in the rear channels, it might have made the recording at least slightly more than ordinary. In conclusion, a great performance but a bit of an ordinary recording as far as SACD goes.
By timps (Adelaide South Australia)
excellent sound, sometiemes a little bit too slow.
By ingomilonidis (Germany)
||Best mahler 2nd|
This release more than any I have heard is justification for recording in DSD. Powerful performance, gripping and individual. Huge dynamic range that in order to be appreciated may require expensive audio equipment and very silent environment.
By keith.jackson747 (Tucson AZ)
In addition to the fact that this is an excellent recording (MTT is a true expert) I feel like everytime I listen to the CD I discover something new and take my understanding of the work to a higher level... MTT is able to capture every level of Mahler's work... also Mr. Tilson Thomas is also quite attractive as well, adding bonus ponits to the record as a whole.
By kyrgyzstanygnacio (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
Best live recording I've heard yet. Like really being there in person. Purchase the whole cycle, it will not disappoint.
By dnoakes (Hanover, ON, Canada)
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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||6793363|
|Label||San Francisco Symphony (Record Labe|
|Release Date||Nov 09, 2004|
|Additional Info||SACD Hybrid|
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