Mahler - a really fine disc
An impressive performance from the Smithsonian Chamber Players in a vocal arrangement of Mahler's Symphony No. 4
Repertoire: Symphony No.4 arranged for chamber ensemble
Artists: Smithsonian Chamber Players/Kenneth Slowik
Label: Dorian DOR-90315
In pre-recording days, arranging chamber scores of large orchestral works was quite an industry, and at their best they could be works of art in themselves. These two superb versions are outstandingly performed, with beautifully responsive and balanced interplay between the individual instruments, and both soloists offering seriously fine singing.