Valery Gergiev conductor

‘… Gergiev doesn’t play the rustic charms of the opening movement like a memory of Mozart, rather he encompasses a wider pastoral perspective filed with menacing undercurrent … Gergiev’s serene conclusion is beautifully heard’

Classic FM Magazine

Using a reduced orchestra, unusually without any lower brass, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is influenced by the trend to revive the classical style of Haydn and Mozart, as a reaction against the monumental ‘Wagnerian’ romanticism of its predecessors. The work is based around the final movement, written some years earlier – its childish and naïve text giving shape to the other movements.

Mahler: Symphony No 4 / Claycomb, Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra

Mahler / Claycomb / Lso / Gergiev

Performer:  Laura Claycomb

Conductor:  Valery Gergiev

Release Date: 03/09/2010

Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 662

Composer:  Gustav Mahler

Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra

Number of Discs: 1

Recorded in: Multi