Mahler - Symphony No.5 (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: ACC10284
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th April 2014
ArtistsGewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig
As Riccardo Chailly points out, “The Fifth begins with a dark, gloomy, and tragic tone, but then is enlivened in the Scherzo and Adagietto, and eventually ends with a more positive character in the Finale – perhaps for the last time in Mahler’s life. The Adagietto is a revelation, a spiritual oasis. It is not an expression of pain, but rather Mahler’s declaration of love to Alma – a song without words.“
With the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly gives the piece an unsurpassed intensity of sound and emotional expression. He achieves a compelling arc of tension in which the symphony’s unique fascination unfolds. The Wiener Zeitung characterized Chailly’s interpretation as "impressive with powerful and unreserved intensity".
Bonus: Riccardo Chailly on his interpretation of Mahler’s 5th Symphony
Picture Format: NTSC 16:9, Full HD
Sound Formats: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time: 73:37 min
Running Time Bonus: 18:59 min
Languages Bonus: Deutsch, English, Japanese
Disc Format: BD 25
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