Mahler: Symphony No. 5
1 DVD - Label: Arthaus - 100033 - Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor - Mahler, Gustav - Conductor: Daniel Barenboim - Orchestra: Chicago Symphony
“Though lacking the widescreen and surround sound of some recent classical and jazz music DVDs, this is a classy presentation from Arthaus nevertheless. The sound is unimpeachable, especially in the purist PCM version, which decodes well for surround effect with any of the good L-R ambience decoders. The visuals are much more interesting and pertinent to the music…Barenboim turns in a deeply-felt performance of this Mahler gem. The famous Adagietto for the string section and harp, used in the film Death in Venice, is given an affecting treatment heightened by the visuals of the performers."