Wow! After Michael Tilson Thomas' (Avie) and Frank Shipway's (Membran) recordings this ranks my top 3 list. PentaTone's recording is outstanding - specially on multi-channel - and it captures The Concertgebouw's surrounding acoustic very well.
Helmut Haenchen isn't perhaps the best Mahler-conductor, but his ... more
There are no encyclopedia entries on Gregorio Paniagua, but a Google search coughed up the tidbit that his matronymic (the second of the two Hispanic last names) was Axivil. Another site calls him "Gorio Paniagua Rodriguez" -- but if they got the first name wrong, can they be trusted with the last one? According to the ... more