MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

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1 I. Trauermarsch: In gemessenem Schritt - Streng - Wie ein Kondukt (Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor) 12:14 44.1/16 Album only
2 II. Sturmisch bewegt - Mit grosster Vehemenz (Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor) 15:00 44.1/16 Album only
3 III. Scherzo: Kraftig, nicht zu schnell (Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor) 19:35 44.1/16 Album only
4 IV. Adagietto: Sehr langsam (Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor) 10:45 44.1/16 Album only
5 V. Rondo-Finale: Allegro - Allegro giocoso - Frisch (Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor) 15:31 44.1/16 Album only

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Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, a work of huge emotional and structural range, was his first purely orchestral work since the First Symphony of 1888 (Naxos 8.550522), and his first orchestral work to dispense with both the human voice and overtly programmatic elements. The second most recorded of Mahler’s symphonies, it includes the ravishing Adagietto, a love-poem for the beautiful Alma Schindler, his future wife, and subsequently made famous by its use in Visconti’s film Death in Venice.

James DePriest and the London Symphony Orchestra have propelled this disc to the top of the 2006 Naxos charts¦.The playing throughout this performance is impassioned, with some superb brass passages¦The Adagietto works well, with a sense of real yearning from the LSO strings. The famous ˜cliff-hanger' moment towards the end of the movement is beautifully managed, not holding us in eternal suspense as does Bernstein, nor glossing over with barely an acknowledgement as does Haitink with the Concertgebouw on Philips.