CSO Resound

Mahler 6

“A powerful sense of drama pervades Haitink’s draining account of Mahler’s Tragic Symphony, the Sixth, a stunning testament to the Dutchman’s reign as principal conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.” — The Times

CSO Resound presents Mahler’s deeply moving Sixth Symphony, under the direction of then Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink. According to the Chicago Tribune, Haitink’s Mahler 6 “felt so right — [with its] accumulation of massive physical power, the feverish build-up of heroic optimism and its crushing defeat with each fatalistic blow [and] the magnificent intensity of the CSO’s playing.”

The Chicago Sun-Times noted, “When have the two trios of the blazing Scherzo movement sounded so gentle, like lullabies? When has the Andante felt so personal?”


Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink conductor

Discs: 2
Recorded: October 2007, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Released: April 28, 2008