We are thrilled to announce that the Accentus Music’s DVD and Blu-Ray production of Mahler’s 4th Symphony has been included in Gramophone’s August Recording of the Month. Following performances of Mahler’s 2nd and 8th Symphonies, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly presented an astonishing performance of Mahler 4th Symphony on 26th and 27th April 2012 with acclaimed soloist Christina Landshamer.
Gramophone’s Peter Quantrill writes that “the first movement’s complex map of tempo relationships is negotiated with sly cunning, exemplified by the clash of simultaneous speeds in the opening bars, so that the symphony’s irony and double-voicing plays itself in a symphonic analogue to Wagner’s music-dramas that […] the conductor-Intendant-composer Mahler would have keenly appreciated himself” in the praising review of the DVD and Blu-Ray disc.
The full review of the disc can be read here, as well as in the print edition of the magazine.
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In addition, Katherine Bryan’s Flute Works were also selected for Gramophone’s August Recording of the Month. With her playing described by Geoffrey Norris as, ‘Exuberance of spirit coupled with the mellowness of her golden timbre lend the first movement a lightness, energy and mellifluous fluency’, the Flute Works clearly expresses her talented and virtuosic performance. The disc was launched at London’s National Geographic store in May 2013.
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