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I was a bit confused by this listing. So it wasn’t released on CD when it came out in May?

The 29 May 2020 release was download only, 24/48 and 16/44.1 (which is how I have it).
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I agree, I want to support this cycle.

I was a bit confused by this listing. So it wasn’t released on CD when it came out in May?

Despite some criticisms of the inner movements, I really like this M9. Plus, single disc!
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I listened to this at Spotify and liked it well enough to order a CD copy. It's being released November 20 in England. I want to fully support this cycle.

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8829177--mahler-symphony-no-9-in-d-minor
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Yeah, it's understandable it's perhaps in the tone of the particular child voice that is unpleasant too! Maybe it takes a better child singer to really get the conception across. (I like the singer in Bernstein's but he may not be one's preferred sound)
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Interesting, as for me the child voice in Bernstein's DG M4 finale is the only convincing performance of Mahler's conception. I just don't hear that innocence in any other recording of the finale.

I thought I might find that to be the case too, but although he might sound innocent to me he just sounds unpleasant.  Max Emanuel Cencic at least sings much better on the recording by Nanut with the Ljubljana SO.
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Huh, you know, I'll give it another listen and see if my perspective has changed. It's been over a year since I've heard it. Maybe I'll like it again.
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The one I play the least is Das Lied, and for the same reasons. “Der Abschied” can’t move me unless I’m fully absorbed.

And for recordings, I feel the same way about M4 as well. There are so many good recordings that you can really just spin on any popular recording and you’ll be in good hands. Just stay away from Bernstein’s DG M4 finale. I can’t believe he used an actual child singer for that song.

Interesting, as for me the child voice in Bernstein's DG M4 finale is the only convincing performance of Mahler's conception. I just don't hear that innocence in any other recording of the finale.
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I already received the very fine M8 from Vienna's Konzerthaus with Welser-Most/Vienna Phil. They've just shipped another M8, this is time with Hannu Lintu/Finnish Radio S.O. (I like Lintu's work on the Ondine label). Also, I'm getting a dvd of M3 with L. Slatkin/Detroit S.O. This was posted at Youtube - not sure it's still there. F.Y.I.

The problem with 'pirates', of course, is that there's often times just one track for an entire symphony. Rarely are there extra tracks.
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Barry,

Thanks for the heads up.

The same orchestra (Bucheon Phil. ) is doing a Mahler cycle with another conductor, Young Min Park. So far they've released M1, 6, and 9 on Sony. I haven't tried them yet.

John
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If you ever have time to kill, just listen to end of his Bruckner 5 (Schalk version).
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