Carl Nielsen: Symphony No.5; Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.7 (2016) 2CDs
Hallé Orchestra; BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Barbirolli, conductor
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 446 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: The Barbirolli Society | # SJB 1084-85 | Time: 01:58:19
The Barbirolli Societys latest release is a 2-CD set of the complete concert given in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on 20 October 1960, with the combined forces of the Hallé and BBC Northern Symphony Orchestras. The concert consisted of Nielsens Symphony No.5 and Mahlers Symphony No.7. Michael Kennedy, writing in 2000, stated: Performances of the (Mahler) Seventh were much rarer then than they are today, and Mahlerian scholars and enthusiasts flocked to Manchester for the event, among them Deryck Cooke who was profoundly impressed by Sir Johns ability to make the works structure cohere. This was an especially significant comment coming from Cooke, who harboured many doubts about the symphony and confessed to finding it most problematical.