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What I like very much with Mr. Pierre Boulez is his unscrupulesness with Mahler's music, his symphonies especially.
Here he opts for a clinical approach that dissects the rich textures in Mahler's music for much of the score, gently molding phrases.
The Mahler Symphony No. 4 CD is of high quality, good sound production and performed very well by the Cleveland Orchestra.
The Mahler Symphony No. 4 CD is of high quality, good sound production and performed very well by the Cleveland Orchestra. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Bob Pricer
Let me make it clear right at the outset of my remarks that these are two wonderful recordings, and you won't go wrong purchasing either one. Read morePublished on July 24, 2009 by Karl W. Nehring
There are moments when you're brought up short by the enthusiasm of other listeners over a performance that sounds completely wrong to you. Read morePublished on March 17, 2006 by Santa Fe Listener
What I like very much with Mr. Pierre Boulez is his unscrupulesness with Mahler's music, his symphonies especially. Read morePublished on January 24, 2006 by Pater Ecstaticus
This seems to me the worst in the Boulez/Mahler series, which is surprising since the fourth is the shortest and most tightly structured of the symphonies. Read morePublished on December 14, 2005 by rater25
Boulez is great at so many things. Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartok - why does he do Mahler? Obviously, the playing of his orchestra is impeccable. Read morePublished on April 2, 2003 by Tommy Nielsen
I bought this reading with great scepticism but my opinion is that it's always good to hear something fresh. I am very happy that I bought it after all. Read morePublished on June 3, 2001 by Ytzan
The latest installment in Pierre Boulez's Mahler cycle is another compelling performance. However, it won't replace Bernstein's exuberant, lyrical interpretation with the Royal... Read morePublished on April 23, 2001 by John Kwok
I have always thought the Cleveland Orchestra is perhaps the finest orchestral ensemble in the US. This recording reinforces that impression. Read morePublished on March 6, 2001