Born in 1925 in Montbrison, France, Pierre Boulez is one of the most distinguished composers and conductors in the world today.
With his uncompromising approach to the score, Pierre Boulez’s Mahler readings have long fascinated critics and audiences alike. Boulez eschews the romanticized readings common in performance tradition and instead reveals the real joy and terror in Mahler’s large-scale symphonies.
Vocalists Diana Damrau and Petra Lang join forces with the Staaatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor as the perfect ensemble to bring Boulez’s vision of this gargantuan piece to life.
Boulez’s interpretation is truly infused with light. This performance really does give a new perspective on a much-loved symphony.
Picture format: 1080i Full HD - 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD Master Audio
Region code: All
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 89 mins