Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg
Gustavo Gimeno – Miah Persson
Recording producer/ Balance engineer / Editor
There is no shortage of Mahler’s symphonies on CD these days, but this recording is rather special. For a start there is the demonstration sound quality which is detailed and revealing, while at the same time having a perfect balance and an entirely natural sounding perspective...
…this is one of the best new Mahler symphonies I’ve heard on record for a while..
…if you are looking for a fine Mahler Fourth Symphony in superb SACD sound then this is a great place to invest.
Le Disque du Jour
Bruckner, Shostakovich, Ravel and now Mahler: Gustavo Gimeno confirms what I sensed: He is one of the most talented young leaders of his generation, and probably the one who will have collected some of the secrets of Claudio Abbado.
“Conductor Gustavo Gimeno, soprano Miah Persson, and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg deliver a sparkling rendition that is enhanced by the hybrid SACD multi-channel format, which captures the ensemble’s sumptuous timbres and the subtle play of inner parts in the many chamberlike sections…
…the highly detailed and spacious audiophile reproduction is superior to most, thanks to PentaTone’s first-class engineering“