Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony 821936-0009-2
Classical - Orchestral
Mahler: Symphony No. 7
San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)
Hard on the heels of earning Gramophone's Artist of the Year award, Michael Tilson Thomas presents the seventh instalment in his universally acclaimed Mahler cycle with the San Francisco Symphony, Symphony No. 7. MTT has distinguished himself as one of the world's foremost Mahler interpreters and is one of the composer's most compelling advocates. 'The Seventh' is Mahler at his most mysterious. Sometimes called "Song of the Night," the work has a tantalising nocturnal quality: in two "Nachtmusik" movements and sonic cascades of the opening, inspired by an evening boat ride on an alpine lake. This live recording "is a magnificent powerhouse, the finest instalment in the project," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. As with all other releases in the MTT/SFS Mahler cycle, Symphony No. 7 benefits from Direct Stream Digital recording technology and release in Hybrid SACD format.