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MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 3 (Schuster, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra, Stenz)

Composer(s):Mahler, Gustav
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue OC648
Label Oehms Classics
Quality   320kbps
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Review By,April 2012

Stenz is proving to be one of the best Mahler conductors of the present day, with so sure a hand for the pulse and the meaning of the music that his performances are both exciting and revelatory. The gigantic first movement of the Third gets a brisk and bold opening, with a very big sound from the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln and a strong march rhythm. The low strings are especially impressive throughout a movement that flows from element to element with rare confidence, seeming far better connected and less episodic than it often does, thanks in part to superb SACD sound that brings out every detail of the playing. The second movement, gentle and flowing, gives way to a beautifully balanced third movement in which Stenz pays close attention to changes in dynamics—and



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