Recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in February 2006, the next disc in Signum’s series of live orchestral recordings with the Philharmonia features the late Sir Charles Mackerras conducting Mahler’s Symhpony No.4.
No matter how many performances of Mahler’s Fourth you possess or may have heard, make time for this one. It’s prime Charles Mackerras, capturing the essence of this symphony in the most memorable and life-enhancing manner as well as a comprehensive roll-call of the myriad qualities that made him such a special musician – International Record Review
A very distinguished account of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony; it is also a splendid memorial to the late Sir Charles Mackerras’s long-term and vital association with the Philharmonia Orchestra – Classical Source
The massed strings of the Philharmonia have seldom sounded silkier after the opening jingle and the third movement is tranquil as a child staring at the skies on a cloudless day – Norman Lebrecht