Callas fans better skip this review, as they wonít like the tone, the words, or whatever slights real or imagined they may perceive.
At the expense of stating a truism, the music of Gustav Mahler, like that of other composers, is best experienced live in the concert hall.
This Fanciulla is such a wonderful issue because, for once, none of the three protagonists ever recorded their role commercially, so that one is spared the many doublings often met in live recordings.
During the last few years Antoni Wit has recorded Mahler’s symphonies one by one, such that he is building a fine cycle for the Naxos label.
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