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
Repertoire: Symphony No.4 (arr. Stein)
Artists: Kate Royal (soprano); Manchester Camerata/Douglas Boyd
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.