Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Ha ha........when have I ever kept my fellow mahlerites in the dark, of course impressions will follow upon listening.
Bertini/EMI complete set
has arrived and off to great start with 6,9 so far, amazingly good sound I must agree with Bunny here. The layout of symphonies is maddening with only two complete symphonies on 1CD, all others spread all over the place including M4 on two CDs!
The drama/energy level is a bit muted compared to Bernstein, Kondrashin, Ancerl, Mitropoulos etc but nicely balanced and highly dramatic/passionate when needed, more exciting than Gielen/new MTT/new Chailly etc for sure.......somewhat similar to Kubelik's style but too early to make any comparisons just yet, must do my homework.........