Release Date: September 1, 2008
The Best Albums of 2008 eMusic
‘I’ve never heard the opening Pan Awakes music more marvellously vivid … you won’t hear more brilliant playing than the LSO’s’ Sunday Times
Following his principle that “the symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything”, Mahler’s all-encompassing Third Symphony is his attempt to give all aspects of nature a voice. At its premiere it generated both praise and outrage from critics, some of whom were bewildered by its enormity.