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Kirill Kondrashin conducts Mahler
Symphony No. 6
Original SWR Tapes Remastered 1981
1 CD | 68min | Nr. SWR19416CD
CD 1: » Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 a minor (Tragic)

One of the best, thoroughly passionate recordings of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony ever. Kirill Kondrashin's Mahler symphony cycle with the Moscow Philharmonic lacked a recording of The Sixth. This recording took place only two months before the conductor's sudden death. Re-release of an SWR Classic bestseller (94.217).

The Sixth was left out of the highly acclaimed series of Mahler symphonies Kondrashin recorded with the Moscow Philharmonic for the Russian Melodiya label. In January 1981, however, shortly before his death, he rectified this omission with the impressive performance presented here, recorded at the Südwestfunk studio in Baden-Baden.

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