Mahler: Symphony No 9

Acknowledged as the UK's foremost musical pioneers, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing. Together with its relationships with the most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.

Esa-Pekka Salonen made his London conducting debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra in September 1983 and he has returned to conduct the Orchestra on a regular basis ever since. This is the third in our series of Philharmonia releases that feature Salonen as conductor following Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

SIGCD188  77 minutes 43 seconds
BBC Music Magazine
'Salonen emphasises the prophetic rather than the nostalgic. He is electrifying in the grotesque rondo-burlesque scherzo … in the two massive slow outer movements … [he] empathises with the ...