- Audio CD (June 1 2010)
- Number of Discs: 11
- Format: Box set, Import
- Label: Warner Classics
- ASIN: B00000C2KM
- Other Editions: MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
overall sound quality, budget price, a fine conductor considered to be a first rate Mahler interpreter, and a quality orchestra.
I love this box set and I cannot get enough of it. Im supremely happy that this is my first box set of Mahler symphonies. My next stops are the Solti and Bernstein, but when they are so much more expensive im counting my blessings i have this one.
Sure there are some occasional orchestral blunders, but they are hardly noticable when you judge the package as a whole. You wont find better interpretations out there for Symphonies Nos. 1,3,6,7,and 8. The impact of the 1,3,and 6 are umparalleled.
Its hard to think of a version of the 8th any better than Solti's famed 1971? But there is a lot to be said of this one as well. I particularly like the overall slower tempo that Tennstedt takes in the 8th because it adds to a magnificant build it up in the middle of the Part I. There is an overall more bass like quality to the entire piece which enhances its religious and dramatic effect I feel.
Great box set, you wont be disappointed.