Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Jansons

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Jansons

BR Klassik  900155

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Symphonieorchester des Bayerisches Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons (conductor)

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Comments (8)

Comment by Waveform - July 7, 2017 (1 of 8)

Unlike this site claims this is Hybrid Multichannel SACD and is packaged into Super Jewel Box. Correction needed...

Comment by Stephen Best - July 7, 2017 (2 of 8)

Please use the report errors/omissions facility below to report any errors. Once corrected comments like this are useless.

Comment by hiredfox - July 8, 2017 (3 of 8)

Now I am confused. Is this a welcome return to SACD by BR Klassik or not? It carries the SACD logo on the cover.

Ditto for the concurrent release of the 9th.

Comment by Waveform - July 8, 2017 (4 of 8)

Hiredfox, this is a SACD release, indeed. And even in multichannel! What a pleasant return after all these years... Most likely a start of the new bunch of BR Klassik. More speficic details (in Japanese) can be found if you copy and paste the following link: : -Symphony-No-5 (I don't guarantee it will work).

However, like its precessor Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Jansons the disc and all supplementary materials to be manufactured in Europe. So the booklet will be only in English. Still most likely these will be available through Japanese sellers only (like Tower or hmv) for an unknown reason. The disc comes in a Super Jewel Box with obi strip in Japanese (short descriptions of the album and the disc format). Warmly welcomed upgrade for packaging after standard jewel cases.

Why they decided to release this on SACD remains a mystery (Vänskä has just started his own Mahler symphony cycle with the same work Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Vänskä). Despite this I'm quite excited to listen to the album in surround... Thumbs up for the continuation of SACD releases!

Comment by hiredfox - July 9, 2017 (5 of 8)

Thanks Luukas. Will be good to compare with Jansons RCO version. One is bound to wonder if Mr Jansons has anything to do with the resurgence of SACD on this label?

My head is telling me that we do not need more Mahler recordings but my heart is always quickened by the involvement of a world class conductor and Orchestra.

Going off piste for a moment, there hasn't been much activity from the RCO Live since Gatti took the baton?

Comment by Waveform - July 9, 2017 (6 of 8)

Hiredfox, I assume Mr Jansons has brought his own influence to these SACD releases - perhaps he has a preference of an audiophile when it comes to record and release a CD... (:

Anyway, in January 2017 I sent an email to the office of RCO Live concerning to their recording plans. The next releases (Bruckner 4 and Mahler 2 conducted by Daniele Gatti) to be released later on this year both on Super Audio CD and digital downloads (DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 and DXD). They gonna be great as the guy at the office promised: "you'll not be disappointed!"

Comment by fausto kantiano - July 15, 2017 (7 of 8)

saw this cd in a Saturn shop today, doesn't seem to be a SACD (no such logo).

Comment by John Broggio - July 23, 2017 (8 of 8)

This SACD release (and other recent SACD releases from this label) is only available to most of the world by (re)importing it from Japan. A few enterprising retailers do this for Esoteric releases but this is by no means a common occurrence and typically there is a several week delay from original release to such releases coming to purchasers elsewhere. Frustrating but there we are...