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Abbado on film

The move from CD to DVD in classical recordings can mean seeing too much of the orchestra. Not so with Claudio Abbado conducting Mahler

By Stephen Everson   December 2005

Recordings discussed in this review

Mahler, Symphony No 2 “Resurrection,” LFO, Claudio Abbado, EuroArts, DVD

Mahler, Symphony No 4 and Alban Berg “Seven Early Songs,” Renée Fleming, BPO, Claudio Abbado, DG, CD

Mahler, Symphony No 5, LFO, Claudio Abbado, EuroArts, DVD; Mahler, Symphony No 6, BPO, Claudio Abbado, DG, CD

Frank Scheffer, Conducting Mahler and I Have Lost Touch with the World, Juxtapositions, DVD

DVDs have begun to play an increasingly significant role within the classical recording industry. EMI’s recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, released this summer, is almost certain to be the company’s last operatic studio recording.…

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