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Natural instrument timbres, wide soundstage, very well detailed (24/352). Performance is above reproach, although the bass drum in the first movement isn’t as powerfully presented as can be heart in other versions, it probably represents the authentic mic setup for this recording. Nevertheless, this is a fantastic listening experience.
Fantastic recording with a fantastic conductor and a fantastic orchestra. Excellent transfer by HDTT - top marks all round.
This performance finds Solti at his Soltiest; their is a tremendous amount of tension, everything's very focused and determined, and crucially, every climax is dialed up to 11. It's all very exciting, but other performances have found more sparkle and wonder in the first movement. Other's have founded Solti's handling of the final movement lacking, but I found it worked well enough. This shouldn't be your only recording of this, but at its best it is very exciting. The recording sounds well dialed up to 11, as is necessary for the full experience.
One of the most beloved successes in the first Mahler integrum realized by Solti. Fantastic sound.
I have most of HDTT’s classical remasterings. Without exception they are very good and most are brilliant. However I think this is among the very very best. Fabulous performance and glorious sound. EVERY Mahler lover should buy this.
Title: Mahler Symphony No. 3 In D Minor
Artist(s): Conductor – Georg Solti
Orchestra – The London Symphony Orchestra
Vocals [Contralto] – Helen Watts
Choir – The Ambrosian Singers, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Recording Info: Producer David Harvey Engineers Gordon Parry & James Lock
Recorded by Decca 1968 at Kingsway Hall
1 Kräftig 32:52
2 Tempo di Menuetto 10:15
3 Comodo 17:21
4 Sehr Langsam - Misterioso 9:37
5 Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck 4:12
6 Langsam 19:13
Total Time: 1:33:30