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Work: Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"

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ComposerMahler, Gustav (1860-1911)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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TokyoTMSO Special

TMSO Special
Mahler: Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert

TokyoMahler

Mahler
Mahler: Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert

BrugesMahler 6

Glanert, Mahler
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Michael Nagy

San FranciscoMTT & Mahler: Mahler 6 & John Adams

Mahler, Adams
San Francisco Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas

VallettaMahler's Sixth

Mahler: Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Renes
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Of cowbells and hammer blows: Pappano's take on Mahler 6

Sir Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Mark Allan | Barbican
An absence of theatricality from a conductor steeped in the operatic tradition: Sir Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra show restraint in a classical Mahler Sixth.
****1
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RSNO's Mahler cycle continues with the Sixth

Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Søndergård’s all-consuming Mahler dwarfs some delightful Mozart in Edinburgh
****1
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Simon Rattle's farewell Mahler 6 at the Philharmonie

Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Rattle digs deep for a stunning farewell concert at the Philharmonie, but his Mahler's still reluctant to get its hands dirty
****1
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Elegant Mozart and a thrilling Mahler 6 from Milstein and RTÉ NSO

Nathalia Milstein © Frederic Labrouche
A well crafted, elegant Mozart Piano Concerto no. 23 in the first half counters the passions and tragedy of Mahler’s Symphony no. 6 in the second. 
***11
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Sturdy Mahler 6 from Pappano at Carnegie Hall

Barbara Hannigan, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's second performance of the weekend at Carnegie Hall featured compelling Salvatore Sciarrino and a heavy-footed Mahler 6.
***11
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