Author Topic: Gustavo Gimeno M4 w/ Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Miah Persson  (Read 62 times)

Offline erikwilson7

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I haven’t found any discussion of this recording on the forum yet. I overlooked this in a sea of releases in 2018 and finally got around to it. My initial thoughts:

It might be a sleeper hit. I gave it a listen and was so impressed I listened through again. This is one of the finest modern Fourths I’ve heard on all accounts: conducting (so much nuance!), performance (bravo!!), and sound quality (that luscious sound!!!). Miah Persson even out-sings herself from the highly acclaimed Iván Fischer recording.

Gustavo Gimeno with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg: WOW. Sometimes it’s the relatively unknown folks out of left field who surprise you the most with Mahler’s music. I’m curious about what others on here think of this gem.

Offline barryguerrero

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I've been wondering about this recording, Erik, as I very much liked the brief samples I've heard. What do think of Colin Mathew's enlargement of the piano quartet movement?

If I hadn't bought both the Adam Fischer and Gatti/Concertgebouw M4 recordings, I would have gone for the Gimeno one instead. However, it is on Spotify, so I'll listen to it there.