Originally Posted by Tyson
Been working my way through the Rattle cycle.
Speaking of Rattle, has anyone heard the new Rattle/BPO M9 that has been hyped so heavily recently? MusicWeb and Gramophone seem to be very impressed (Hurwitz at ClassicsToday less so, however), what´s the consensus around here?
I have not heard the new M9 myself but, like Tyson, I have been less than impressed by the other Rattle Mahler recordings I have heard (M2, M6 and M9 with the VPO).
I don't have it but..........we know DH at classicstoday is not a Rattle fan so perhaps no suprise he is not impressed.
Duggan at musicweb is more balanced in his view but I don't share any of his favorites for top 5 Mahler 9ths of all time, so his excitement over new Rattle M9 is suspect for me. It is very common for new release to be "hyped" by reviewers and then a few years later long forgotten, flavor of the month as we like to say.
I have the old Rattle/EMI M9 (that is in the set) and was not super impressed as Duggan mentioned recording is a problem with huge soundlevel difference between soft and loud passages
Now the Ancerl M9 is fabulous........if you like that get some of these:
Bernstein/Sony 9 (not the later DG version)
Barenboim/Warner (best new recording of M9)