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Label:
  Exton - http://www.octavia.co.jp/
Serial:
  OVCL-00518
Title:
  Mahler: Symphony No. 8 - Inbal
Description:
  Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Eliahu Inbal
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Genre:
  Classical - Orchestral
Content:
  Stereo
Media:
  Hybrid
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Review by Luukas July 11, 2015 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
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Mahler's Eighth Symphony is a real challenge for the performers and engineers. The huge score contains eight soloists, three choirs, grand organ, massive orchestra and the off-stage brass band. Mahler said himself: "Imagine that the whole universe begins to resound". The work was truly something what people have never heard before. After the several CD versions I would raise this one to my top 5 list.
Eliahu Inbal is trustworthy Mahlerian. Recently he conducted the acclaimed Mahler cycle with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. The latest release - Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp major (Performing version by Deryck Cooke) - was recorded in 2014.
This approach is really the one of the best what I have heard in a long time. Inbal's passionate love for the work comes clear even at the beginning: the choirs loudly crying "Veni creator Spiritus" is simply impressive. Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra is very experienced band: the relationship with their leading conductor is admirable. The ending "Chorus Mysticus" raises to the air. There the performers gives their all skills for the moment: the atmosphere of the live concert is stunning.
Highly recommended.

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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"