Mahler: Symphony No. 5

San Francisco Symphony

Mahler's Fifth Symphony is all about action.

Tilson Thomas and the SFS are unflinching in their exploration of the work, with playing that is breathtaking in both its virtuosity and interpretive command... Grade A.

- Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s his breakthrough work–a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound,” he called it, a work of “dancing stars.” The famed Adagietto was inspired by Mahler’s love for his young wife Alma. Hear Mahler 5 recorded live by the SFS and MTT, the partnership that the Los Angeles Times calls “the most exciting Mahler combination anywhere right now.”

Anthony Tommasini declares the recording “incisive and dramatic” in his New York Times review.

Track list:

Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz
Adagietto, sehr langsam
Rondo-Finale, allegro

Total Length 73:21:02

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