A conductor long associated with the movement for historically informed performance practice, Roger Norrington applies his ideas to Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 in D major. Leading the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, the orchestra he usually records with on Haenssler recordings, Norrington delivers a performance that is notable for its lack of "permanent vibrato" in the strings, a pure tone the conductor says was common in the 19th century and expected of European orchestras up through Mahler's time. This is a live recording, dating from 2008.
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AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson
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