• 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