- Kiril Kondrashin Collection
- Mahler Symphony No. 9 - Kiril Kondrashin - Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
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I was not interested in this recording since I like Mahler recordings by L. Bernstein and many Russian recordings have poor quality. That is not true with this recording: give it a try and you will never regret.
Kondrashin's Mahler cycle is a hugely important chapter of the history of Twentieth-Century Mahler performance, and this 9th is well worth acquiring, even though it is unlikely to be a first choice for many. It is a brisk and bracing performance, and the sound is less problematic than previous releases.
A vintage truly wonderful performance by a Russian conductor and orchestra.
I just finished listening to this high-res recording on DVD-Audio, and found the interpretation excellent and the sound surprisingly good for 1964. Kiril Kondrashin was an extraordinary Mahlerian, and I highly recommend this recording.
one of the greatest symphonies ever.
Title: Mahler Symphony No. 9
Artist(s): Kiril Kondrashin conducts the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Recording Info: Recorded by Meloydia 1964
Transferred from a 15ips two track tape
1. Andante Comodo 24:48
2. Im Tempo Eines Gemächlichen Ländler. Etwas Täppisch Und Sehr Derb - Poco Più Mosso 15:27
3. Rondo. Burleske (Allegro Assai. Sehr Trotzig - Presto) 11:54
4. Adagio (Sehr Langsam) 21:51
Total Time: 1:14:00