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Best mahler 9 I have heard

Discussion in 'classical' started by adamdea, May 24, 2017.

  1. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

    Bernard Haitink last night at the Barbican. Marvellous performance. Unbelievably quiet audience. You want to hear dynamic range? Jump to 1:37:00 adjust the volume so you can hear the next bit quietly but distinctly then jump back to 0:07:00 and go.
  2. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Yes, I also very much enjoyed the broadcast - at 89 you have to grab any chance to hear Haitink now.

    Likewise Herbert Blomstedt doing Beethoven 7 on Thursday evening.
  3. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

    Thanks Barry: I'll listen to that
  4. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Only heard the first half in the car. I think I'll be downloading this concert and listening to it at my leisure.

    The spoken introduction from the stage dedicating the concert to the victims of the Manchester bombing was moving.

    Haitink is conducting one of the earlier Proms.
  5. lennyw

    lennyw Still throwing Eephus pitches

    Good ol' Steakhouse (as we used to call him).

    Thanks for the tip -- am downloading now. He's playing this here in Berlin next season, but the audiences here are so noisy, it'll just annoy me.
  6. duncan

    duncan ...

    I was lucky to be in audience. This was a tremendous performance I feel privileged to have heard. Not over-emotional but there is already enough of that in the music and the context. Haitink is only 88 and looked fit for his age but there will probably not be many more opportunities to hear him, particularly in what is one of my desert island works.

    Best Mahler 9? Impossible to say of course, though Abaddo and the Berliners at The Proms in 1994 also holds a place in my heart.
  7. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Listening to it now after downloading it yesterday. Haitink is a master in this repertoire.

    Very dynamic sound too - a dynamic range of 20+dB according to Audirvana.

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