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Nov 9, 2015

BEETHOVEN/MAHLER – ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON

“The central Scherzo [of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5] was magnificently played…The familiarity of this movement blinds us to its exquisite tenderness, here it sounded like the greatest love letter in all music.”

“That refusal to indulge, to realise musically what is there but not exaggerate it, can make Mahler seem a greater and more forward-looking composer, at least when played with this degree of skill and commitment.”

6 November 2015
Roy Westbrook, Classical Source

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