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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Live)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas

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"... a most beautiful Ninth with playing of tremendous warmth and poise ..."
-Gramophone

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Symphony No. 9 in D Major  
1
I. Andante comodo
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
30:31
2
II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
17:04
1
III. Rondo burleske
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
13:58
2
IV. Adagio
Gustav Mahler; San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas
27:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:29:22
"Sonically this set is impressively engineered ... there’s no question that the partnership of Michael Tilson Thomas (and the San Francisco Symphony) represents one of the more impressive collaborations in music today. The ensemble plays its collective heart out for him ... one of the high points (of their) ongoing Mahler cycle."
- ClassicsToday.com

"The recorded sound is another example of the high quality SFS has achieved in recent releases ... the sound is seductive, astonishingly vivid, with rich impact, yet lucid clarity. There is a glorious presence across the spectrum from lows that you feel more than hear, to crisp, fresh peaks on the high end ... I’m sure I’ll return to this set in the future just to experience its glorious recorded sound."
- High Fidelity Review

This installment in the highly-acclaimed, multi-Grammy-winning live Mahler symphony cycle from the San Francisco Symphony and noted Mahlerian Michael Tilson Thomas is delivered in stunning sound, recorded at concerts presented in the fall of 2004. Mahler's Symphony No. 9 was his final complete symphony and is considered his farewell, lending a palpable poignancy to this interpretation.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – San Francisco Symphony Studio Masters

Producer: Andreas Neubronner
Balance Engineer: Peter Laenger
Tape Operator: Martin Nagorni
Editing, Remixing, and Mastering: Andreas Neubronner, Peter Laenger
Technical Assistance: Jack Vad
Recording: Dawn Frank, Super Audio Center LLC
Art Direction and Design: Alan Trugman
Cover Photo: Michele Clement
Inside Cover Photo: Terrence McCarthy
Mahler Photo: Bildarchiv d. ÖNB, Wien
Editorial: Larry Rothe
Publisher: Universal Edition A.G. Vienna

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