Possibly the most important Mahler recording you’ve never heardmain
It has floated at the edge of musical consciousness for decades in pirate releases of terrible quality.
It’s the only performance of a Mahler work ever given by the ultimate conductor, Carlos Kleiber, who spent a year thinking about it and a night deciding to eliminate the composer from his repertoire.
Now, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra have released a clean master-tape of the concert.
Must be heard to be believed.
It’s my five-star Album of the Week on sinfinimusic.com. Read here.