Mahler once remarked to Sibelius “a symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything.” His Sixth Symphony is a salient and personal statement, containing musical depictions of his wife and children. It reaches a tragic conclusion in the Finale representing “the hero, on whom fall three blows of fate, the last of which fells him as a tree is felled.” Klaus Tennstedt’s interpretations of Mahler during his celebrated partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra bear testimony to the way Mahler composed his life.
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MAHLER: Symphony No. 6
"..the combined adrenalin of passion and mounting terror courses through the live event with sustained power and impact. Rarely can Mahler's epic vision have been presented with such visceral energy and emotional turmoil." International Record Review, June 2009
KLAUS TENNSTEDT conductor LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA David Nolan leader