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Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unvollendete" - Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 9 in D major
  2. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759
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When Carlo Maria Giulini and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's recording of Mahler's Ninth Symphony was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 1977, it was immediately hailed by fans of the conductor and composer as a lyrical, colorful, dramatic, and consummately musical interpretation of the harrowing work. Re-released 30 years later, however, the performance does not hold up so well. Part of the responsibility is the Chicago Symphony's. Too often, the strings seem slightly sloppy, the brass too forward, and the balances poorly ...

Mahler: Symphony No. 9; Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unvollendete" 2000, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028946360927