Mahler Gustav (1860-1911)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony No. 10
A performing version of the draft for the Tenth Symphony prepared by Deryck Cooke (1919-1976)
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'I find the sound here (so impotant in Mahler) to be much superior to that from Berlin, and with tempi roughly comparable to those of Rattle, it puts this disc on level pegging as a recommendation.'
Liverpool Daily Post
'When I heard this orchestra and conductor perform this work in public, I thought it was the finest account yet of Deryck Cooke’s wondrous performing edition. This recording confirms me in my opinion. Gianandrea Noseda obtains superlative orchestral playing, which is captured by the excellent recording, and the symphony’s hypnotic power is projected with the surest of touches. The scherzos are especially well characterised and the interpretation of the devastating finale is – well, devastating. David Matthew’s booklet essay is required reading.'
'Noseda conducts an impassioned performance… and heeds Matthew’s observation that Mahler’s orchestra is huge for instrumental clarity rather than volume.'
'The first song speaks of ‘anger’ and ‘trouble’, and there’s plenty of both in Mark Padmore’s performance… However, there’s more to Padmore’s performance: fine tone, a strong sense of pitch, crystal clear enunciation and a wonderful feeling for long lines. The members of the Schubert ensemble make superb musical partners here, and then make the strongest case yet for the earlier Piano Quintet.'
BBC Music Magazine ‘Choice’
'Noseda’s vision of the work comes into its own as aggression gradually subsides into the funereal thud of the drum. The account of the consoling finale is one of the most intensely moving on disc'
'In terms of playing and recording, this is probably the orchestra’s finest collaboration yet with Chandos, while David Matthew’s note is as authoritative an introduction as could be wished.'
International Record Review
'He [Noseda] coaxes playing from his BBC Philharmonic of unforced beauty, keeping the lines alive in the more monumental proportions of the outer movements and lining the string sound with handsome horn and trombione chords assisted by the luminous Manchester recording…In the interplay between soft dynamics and ‘big tine’ as Mahler’s love of life reasserts itself, Noseda and his orchestra ultimately touch greatness.'
BBC Music Magazine
'This new performance surpasses Rattle II in emotional intensity and sound quality; 10ths by Inbal, Chailly, and Michael Gielen, as well as rattle I, have their strengths, but I have no reservations in suggesting that Noseda’s performance is superior. Anyone looking for a first-rate recording of Deryck Cooke’s Mahler 10 need look no further.'
Gianandrea Noseda 2010 ©