Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble & Trevor Pinnock - Mahler: Symphonie No. 2 - Hi-Fi News
These are chamber music reductions prepared by Schoenberg pupils for a private music performance society in Vienna. The Mahler (arranged by Erwin Stein) has 14 players, with piano and harmonium prominent...the performances (recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol) are just enjoyable in their own right. Highlights are the flute playing of Mi Re Seo in the Debussy and soprano Sónia Grané in the Mahler finale. And of course it is interesting to hear Trevor Pinnock, whom we associate with much earlier composers, directing Mahler.