MAHLER The Symphonies Bernstein DVD-V 0734088

That acting out, together with Bernstein's musicianship and Humphrey Burton's forceful direction, is what drives these fiery, telegenic concerts. The '70s was arguably the best decade for Bernstein's conducting, as he was young enough to communicate the great passions of his groundbreaking Mahler recordings of the '60s and mature enough to grasp the spiritual yearnings that mark his last cycle of Mahler symphonies in the '90s.

Was there ever a more perfect musical match than composer Gustav Mahler and conductor Leonard Bernstein? . . . an ideal mix of Bernstein's youthful and elder interpretive approaches to the symphonies . . . it's hard to imagine a set of Mahler recordings with more elemental strength, hypnotic pull, wealth of astonishing detail, or power to exhilarate and deeply move the listener.

Die wohl meistverkaufte DVD-Box (Deutsche Grammophon) gibt einen Eindruck von Bernsteins hemmungsloser Hingabe an jene Emotionen, die er Takt für Takt zu teilen und zu verstärken bereit ist . . . ein großer Musiker.

Estupendos los solistas, con mención especial para Rene Kollo y Christa Ludwig en la "Canción de la tierra" . . . Es una interpretación apasionada, como no podía ser de otra manera en la conjunción de dos personalidades tan intensas como las de Bernstein y Mahler.