LPO–0113
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© 2019 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 2019 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on 12 October 2016.
Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions
Total playing time: 59:07
Released: 19 July 2019

 

CD: Mahler Symphony No. 4

LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Sofia Fomina soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman
leader

'No worldly commotion is heard in Heaven! All live in gentlest peace'. Such is the child-like innocence which permeates Mahler's Fourth Symphony, and yet beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye: an undercurrent of mysticism; a momentary glimpse behind the curtain at something timeless and unsettling. Star Russian soprano Sofia Fomina joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski in this performance of Mahler's beguiling Symphony, recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.

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‘Jurowski and his responsive LPO maintain a scrupulous restraint on the proceedings, and even the passing dissonances yearn to resolve themselves in the luxury of warm, singing melody’
Four Stars. Audiophile Audition, July 2019

‘A beautifully consistent, sunny reading of the symphony’
Four Stars. The Scotsman, July 2019

‘A Mahler Fourth as insightful and as individual as we have come to expect from the source.’
Editor’s Choice. Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, September 2019

‘Leader Pieter Schoeman’s tone-above-the-usual tuned violin accentuates his E natural with supreme acidity as the scherzo’s ‘Friend Death’, while the oboe playing is exquisitely sorrowful… Sofia Fomina guides us gently through the finale’s heavenly delights and terrors; the last couple of minutes are sheer paradise’
Four Stars. David Nice, BBC Music Magazine, October 2019

‘this version will appeal to any Mahler enthusiast. Highly recommended.’
The Classic Review, September 2019

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