This outstanding performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony formed part of Hartmut Haenchen's Mahler cycle with the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra. Haenchen is renowned and respected for his interpretations of Mahler and Wagner and has had a significant presence in many of the world's leading opera houses. In this expressive and dramatic rendition of the Tragische, Haenchen's intellect and musical integrity are apparent.
Lucerne Festival 2004
Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Simon Rattle and Bernard Haitink
Orchestre national de l'ORTF, Heather Harper (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto)