Roth: Mahler: Symphony no.5 (24/44 FLAC)
Roth: Mahler: Symphony no.5 (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
Conductor: François-Xavier Roth
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release: 2017
Size: 624 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor
01. I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt
02. II. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz9
03. III. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
04. IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam
05. V. Rondo-Finale. Allegro

Immortalized in Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece “Death in Venice”, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (with its unforgettable Adagietto) today needs no introduction. Except to point out that the composer himself led its premiere some 113 years ago, conducting the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. For this recording, the modern-day players comprising the very same ensemble are led by the city’s newly appointed General Music Director, François-Xavier Roth, which patently places this version in a class of its own.

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