Finding the detail in Mahler

Kate Royal gives a glorious performance alongside the Manchester Camerata under Douglas Boyd in this chamber arrangement of Mahler's Symphony No.4

Composer:  Mahler
Repertoire: Symphony No.4 (arr. Stein)
Artists: Kate Royal (soprano); Manchester Camerata/Douglas Boyd
Rating:  4/5 
Genre: Vocal/Chamber
Label: Avie AV 2069

In the days before recordings, chamber arrangements were a standard way of getting orchestral works played more often. What’s lost in power gains in detail; and the Manchester Camerata’s nerveless control of the most exposed scoring makes this a memorable listening experience. So does the lovely singing of Kate Royal (a name to watch), and Boyd’s precise and purposeful conducting. 

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