Thomas Søndergård & RSNO - Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Financial Times
Mahler's Symphony No.7 follows, but not as we know it. This is an arrangement by Klaus Simon, which reduces the gargantuan Mahler orchestra to a chamber ensemble of less than 20 (though Simon includes a piano and harmonium, which bulk out the sound). It is, in its own way, revelatory, reminding us that there is chamber music struggling to get out of each of Mahler's giant symphonies. So long as social distancing prevails, we could be hearing a lot more of this kind of musical downsizing.