I can't agree with the last review. I certainly will say up front that I am not a Mahler fanatic, but I loved this disc. It kept me compelled for the entire listening. With Mahler, this is not easily done, as many of you may know. This one flows from beginning to end. I really enjoyed it. If you are ... more
I read the two earlier reviews and I have to agree with Beagle. But, I would give the record a better rating for sonics. It is in-your-face, perhaps over-miked. This seems to be common with the Praga recordings. I have the Beethoven Op.74 and Op.95 disc, which is very similar. The Bartok Hungarian ... more
Listening to it right now. It's one hell of a disk. In typical Who style, they've given a push at the boundaries (of CD this time!). 91+ minutes of material! My guess is that SACDs will likely continue to hover around the 75 minute limit, simply so record companies can sell 2-SACD sets for twice the ... more
If you just bought an SACD player, make this one of the first 5 SACD titles you buy. The combination of 1) Inspired performance, 2) 1st rate composition by one of the all-time great composers, and 3) FANTASTIC SACD sound, make it a must-have.
This recording is doubly-satisfying, because I was ... more