Mahler - Symphony No.7 | Accentus ACC20309

Mahler - Symphony No.7


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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC20309

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th August 2015



Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig


Riccardo Chailly


Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.7 in E minor


Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig


Riccardo Chailly


“It is my best work, with a primarily cheerful character”. This was Gustav Mahler’s assessment of his Symphony No.7, which was also highly regarded by Arnold Schoenberg, who said “I had an impression of absolute peace based on artistic harmony. Something able to set me in motion without recklessly unsettling my center of gravity.”

Riccardo Chailly, in his internationally acclaimed interpretations of Mahler’s symphonies – which he and the Gewandhaus Orchestra are bringing together in a complete cycle – focuses on the musical qualities of the works, eschewing false pathos and sentimentality while giving up none of the music’s dramatic intensity.

Mahler’s Seventh Symphony, in which the composer pulled out all expressive stops and revealed himself to be an innovative modernist, has seldom been as persuasive and direct as in Chailly’s interpretation”, said the Frankfurter Neue Presse.

Picture Format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
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83:35 min


There are so many stunning solos, from tenor horn at the start to the first trumpet who never splits brilliant top notes in the finale, that names should have been given in the booklet. The filming, never kept more busy than in this 'spider's web of sound', as Chailly once called it, highlights interesting touches we might otherwise miss [...] Even in a field of remarkable performances – this of all symphonies requires a terrifying amount of preparation – there's none better than this one. David Nice
BBC Music Magazine February 2016

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