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Discuss among yourselves....
All downhill after the last of the opening cymbal crashes. Except for the slow movt.
I don't see Vanska touching all of Mahler's bases, but who knows?
After all that they have been through, Vanska and that orchestra has earned the right to record anything they darn well wish to, IMNSHO.
I'll no doubt opt for the 24/96 multi-channel download to add to my 80+ other Mahler Fifths. LOL!
Maybe one day Vänskä will get out of his standard repertoire rut and, with his Finnish connections, record the "Finnish Fantasy", the "Finnish Sketches" and the "Karelian Legend", all by Glazunov - imagine if we had 80 recordings of each of those works!
much of which is rare on disc ... but of course, Glazunov was not Finnish.
"Life without music is a mistake" (Nietzsche)
He didn't say Glazunov was Finish, however it seems Glazunov did compose those tunes.
...but, alas, no Glazunov (yet).
a few years ago for Bis; the final (1888) version. I was listening to it tonight. Lovely, burnished playing and sound, if a bit reticent. These forces lit it up for Beethoven, and Bruckner is the missing link between Beethoven and Mahler, so there is cause for hope. I need another Mahler 5th like I need another dog (five is enough), but....
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