The Amsterdam Sinfonietta is an ensemble of twenty-two gifted musicians who perform under the direction of Candida Thompson, the group s artistic director since 2003. The ensemble s defining feature is the strong involvement and artistic drive of each individual member. This disc focuses on music that demonstrates Mahler s ability to weave the natural intimacy of chamber music into the fabric of an orchestral texture. A fascinating
transcription of one of Beethoven s late quartets is paired with two of Mahler s most famous slow movements, from the fifth and tenth symphonies.