MAHLER Symphony No. 5 4795807

Everything is bigger than life, dynamic range is wider, textures are denser and more Technicolor . . . It is immense. The sound has tremendous size and visceral impact, the harshness of the sound overwhelmed by the compelling, episodic surges.

. . . a mind-bending experience now that the grooves have expanded onto two 180g vinyl LPs. Everything is bigger than life, dynamic range is wider, textures are denser and more Technicolor . . . It is immense.

DG's new release of this 30-year-old recording shows precisely why good vinyl will always cast shade on CDs. There's a warm, vibrant, you-are-there quality . . . the Adagietto is as meltingly sumptuous as you'll find anywhere, the finale has an almost carefree playfulness, and homage is due in any case to Bernstein for championing Mahler . . .