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Claudio Abbado: Mahler - Symphony No. 3 [Blu-ray]


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Anna Larson performs with the Arnold Schoenberg Chor (female voices) and Toelzer Knabenchor and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado in 2007.

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  • Actors: Claudio Abbado, Anna Larsson, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Tlzer Knabenchor
  • Directors: Michael Beyer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Classical, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: EuroArts
  • DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002P9K9SM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,730 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Robert Chervenak on December 4, 2009
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I've always loved Mahler's music, but I must admit that the third was not one of my favorites....until I got this DVD. The performance is just superb! Abbado is one of the truly great interpreters of Mahler and this DVD is a wonderful example. The orchestra, soloist and choruses are outstanding along with the sound and video on the Blu-Ray disc. I found it truly moving.

Folks, when you finally "get it", Mahler's music attains a spiritual quality that I have found no composer can match. The music can touch your soul, as this performance does. This now has become my favorite Mahler DVD and one of my favorite symphonies.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amadeus 888 on March 8, 2010
Mahler's 3rd Symphony is my favourite work of this great composer. A massive work in its conception, this symphony develops in six movements, each movement capturing one particular aspect of Nature or the Universe, starting from the Earth itself (a hymn to god Pan) and progressively moving up through the realms of nature, to the flowers, the animals, man, the angels and finally Love (the sixth movement is one of the most beautiful & important moments of Western music).

I do not have words to describe the beauty either of this music or of the performance. I will only say that I have heard quite a few performances of this work and only few have the subtlety of feeling that Abbado and his Lucerne Festival Orchestra have. There are points where Mahler's exquisite chromatic harmonies could not sound clearer or better than this. Everything is just right, exactly as it should be. The soloists are top-notch, the sound on the DVD good and this is Abbado's masterpiece.

Not to be missed. Also, check out the Boulez recording, which is almost as good.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Y. Park on June 28, 2010
I'd never been exposed to Mahler's music in a serious way until I watched this blu-ray. Wow, what an experience! I didn't expect the 1 hour and 40 minutes could be that joyful and enjoyable. The performance was just flawless and outstanding! I was really impressed by the spirit of the music that was brought by becoming "ONE" of the whole orchestra, the soprano, women's choir, boy's choir, and maestro Claudio Abbado. The very last moment when Abbado finishes and pauses, was very touching. Now I'm a crazy fan of Mahler thanks to them and this quality blu-ray. I just hope all the previous concerts of Mahler music, including Boulez's Symphony No. 2 Resurrection, are released in blu-ray in the nearest future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 29, 2012
Abbado has the enviable reputation of being one of the world's finest Mahler conductors. This has been further reinforced by his set of performances held at Lucerne with his hand-picked orchestra constituting the Lucerne Festival orchestra. This very large orchestra, apart from containing musicians of outstanding individual abilities, also lays great stress upon their empathy and experience with the world of chamber music. Thus is achieved the unusual combination of orchestral size allied to individual and corporate sensitivity. This suits Abbado's particular vision of Mahler.

In this symphony all these elements come together wonderfully well. The symphony itself is written on a particularly large scale and is in 6 movements, two of which add voices to the orchestral mix. The theme of the symphony is also vast as it contemplates Mahler's view of creation progressing from the `origins of all life' to his view of divinity via `the world of plants ... the animal kingdom ... the world of humans ... the world of angels' as the subject matter of the six movements. (Quotes are from the sleeve notes).

The sound world that Abbado achieves throughout this performance is typified by the final long climax of the work. This maintains an extraordinary translucency of texture as the peak slowly comes into view and is achieved. At no point do the added textures of instrumental colouring obscure anything that is currently present nor do they go on to dominate anything that is yet to be attained. As such this is a perfect example of the whole as a microcosm.

The generously spacious layout of the orchestra and choir allows the camera work to achieve equivalent sensitivity of detail as well as panoramic effect. The surround and stereo sound captures all of this with admirable lucidity.

In my opinion this is a clear contender for the full 5 stars and should give much pleasure and satisfaction to all purchasers of the recording.
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