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Offline sbugala

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Blomstedt Mahler 9 with the Bamberg Symphony
« on: May 15, 2019, 01:58:51 PM »
There's a Blomstedt Mahler 9th with the Bamberg Symphony that's on the horizon. I'm looking forward to streaming it for a listen when it's available. I think his M2 is under-rated. Any thoughts on how good of an orchestra Bamberg is?


Offline erikwilson7

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Re: Blomstedt Mahler 9 with the Bamberg Symphony
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 05:54:05 PM »
Bamberg impressed me with every release on the Nott cycle. I think they’re quite underrated. Blomstedt + M9 sounds like it could be a real winner, and it will likely be a live recording too. I haven’t heard his M2, but I’ll be sure to check it out soon.

Offline barryguerrero

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Re: Blomstedt Mahler 9 with the Bamberg Symphony
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 11:03:35 PM »
I agree. At first, I kidded John Kim about J. Nott and the Bamberg S.O. over its Mahler 9 release. I shouldn't have. Although it's not my favorite Mahler 9, it is indeed very, very good. I particularly like M2, M4, M7 and M8 from Nott's Bamberg cycle.

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Re: Blomstedt Mahler 9 with the Bamberg Symphony
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 07:44:18 AM »
J. Nott’s M2 with Bamberg was a real hit for me. It may even be my top choice for a modern recording of M2 (along with I. Fischer’s), and I’m still surprised by some of the negative reviews Nott’s received. I also find his M8 essential.
And I too would recommend his M7, as well as his M3.
I don’t think there are any real duds in that cycle, though his M1, M6, and Das Lied weren’t anything to write home about in my opinion. The Jonas Kaufmann Das Lied extravaganza was a bit odd to me, though it wasn’t with the Bamberger Symphoniker.

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Re: Blomstedt Mahler 9 with the Bamberg Symphony
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 11:55:41 AM »
The timings for Blomstedt M9 will be as follows:

I. 29:27
II. 16:26
III. 13:09
IV. 24:26

Total 1:23:28