Mariss Jansons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2011)
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For the latest highly anticipated release in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Mahler symphony cycle under the direction of its chief conductor Mariss Jansons, the orchestra now turns its attention to the Third Symphony. Once again, Jansons stands out in this performance for his astonishingly keen eye for the minutest details. Like no other, Jansons possesses the ability to integrate all this beautiful detailing into the virtually infinite overarching climaxes that can make listening to Mahler’s symphonies such an exciting experience.
Despite its formidable scale and extreme length, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor has become one of his most popular works, and recordings of it have steadily increased with each passing year. This live performance by Mariss Jansons and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is one of a growing number of super audio releases of Mahler’s symphonies, and the DSD recording and multichannel format are ideal for the Third, which has an extremely wide dynamic range and a impressive array of sonorities and tone colors. Jansons and the RCO have released other Mahler recordings on the RCO Live label, and though critical reception has been a little mixed over the previous discs, the lucid interpretation and the high quality of this rendition should guarantee high marks from many knowledgeable listeners. The orchestral sound is quite deep and open, perhaps at its most effective in the distant posthorn solo of the third movement, and most affecting in the accompaniment of mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink’s solo in the fourth, “O Mensch! Gibt Acht!” The additional forces of the women of the Netherlands Radio Choir, the Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir, and the Rijnmond Boy’s Choir show the breadth of the recording space. From time to time, the focus and direction of the sound is difficult to assess on a stereo player, so for an optimal listening experience, play this recording on SACD equipment.
01. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: I. Kräftig – Entschieden
02. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: II. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr mäßig
03. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
04. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso
05. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
06. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.3 in D Minor: VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden
Recorded Live at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 3, 4 and 5 February 2010.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Mariss Jansons – conductor
Bernarda Fink – mezzo-soprano
Netherlands Radio Choir
Sacraments Koor Breda