Mahler Symphony No. 3


Mahler Symphony No. 3

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
BR Klassik 900149

Reviewed May 2017

Bernard Haitink’s first recording of Mahler's Third Symphony was half a century ago in Amsterdam. The view hasn’t changed too much – a measured survey of the immense opening movement through to a mesmerising account of the great final Adagio – but the playing of the Bavarian Radio Symphony is outstanding, and beautifully captured in concert.

Audio clip: Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck from Mahler Symphony No. 3