CDs / DVDs, 01. August 2011
5 out of 5 stars
More Than Wonderful

As wonderful as the Abbado/Lucerne Mahler 6th performance is, I enjoy this production of the Mahler 6th with Haenchen even more. Whereas the Abbado/Lucerne production is slightly closer on camera work, I think the Haenchen/La Monnaie production exhibits more richness and depth in the sound tract. The La Monnaie percussion section is unsurpassed in this performance (the 6th symphony is arguably Mahler's most percussive). Of course the avid Mahler fan will want to own both the Abbado/Lucerne production and the Haenchen/La Monnaie production.
John T. Blake