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  Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Gergiev
  Mahler: Symphony No. 7

London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Review by Luukas January 20, 2014 (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
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Gustav Mahler composed nine symphonies (tenth is unfinished). His Seventh Symphony "Song of the Night" is quite unknown. My first recording of this symphony was Noseda's powerful live performance with BBC Symphony Orchestra. When I bought this, Gergiev's thrilling live account, I was surprising: London Symphony Orchestra plays marvelous! First movement's lyrical middle part (B sharp major) is magical and very beautiful: harp's glissandos and woodwind's trills are luminous. Second movement's cowbells are very natural: cows on the dark field. Night music section (cello's and violin's gentle thema) is very good. The third movement is fast, virtuosity scherzo: timpani's ffff strike is stunning. Fourth movement (Night music II) is very beautiful: it begins violin solo's thema, and mandolin's and guitar's solos are funny. The last, fifth movement is stunning: it is musical firework, brass' triumph themes and bass drum's deep strikes. Symphony ends in C major: the night is gone, the nature wakes. I know, that this concert was absolutely great experience: one of the best of London Symphony Orchestra's Mahler cycle. Recording balance is natural, bright and clear. Stunning experience! This is best SACD release of this mysterious and thrilling romantic masterpiece!

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Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 7 in E minor