• Blu-ray Disc release of our highly successfull DVD (2054008/9 - over 10,000 units sold). • Claudio Abbado is undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time. • His longtime association with this repertoire culminates in this stirring performance of Mahler’s last Symphony, written shortly before the composer’s untimely death. • Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is regarded as the world’s best youth orchestra. • The program is stamped by the special relationship between the maestro and the young orchestra founded by himself. • Liner notes by eminent Mahler scholar Donald Mitchell.
“They are young; the best of the best of the best; drawn from more than 20 European countries, incredible talent, marshalled and disciplined into an orchestra like no other, with every principal a soloist to die for, every player absolutely focused in his and her purpose, and every section trying to outdo, not each other, but itself.” Michael Tumelty, The Herald