Claudio Abbado is undeniably the supreme Mahler conductor of our time.
His longtime association with this repertoire culminates in this stirring performance of Mahlerís last Symphony, written shortly before the composerís untimely death.
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester is regarded as the worldís best youth orchestra.
The program is stamped by the special relationship between the maestro and the young orchestra founded by himself.
Liner notes by eminent Mahler scholar Donald Mitchell.