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Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bernstein

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, Bernstein, who related strongly to Mahler’s angst, demonstrated a visceral empathy with his music. His live Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5, conducting the Vienna Philharmonic just a few years before his death in 1990, illustrates the power of his Romantic, emotive approach. Bernstein harnessed the impeccable technique and glorious sound of the Vienna musicians in a performance full of demonic excitement, sweeping tragedy and blazing climaxes, with the velvet sound of the strings used to poignant effect in the famous Adagietto. --Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times