Every new Claudio Abbado recording is a special event, and this recording is no exception to the rule. The imposing experience of Mahler’s No. 6 is captured live in a performance of tremendous power and towering climaxes with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra has set new standards in the field of classical music. The core of the orchestra is provided by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, itself an élite body of players. Soloists like violinist Kolja Blacher (concertmaster of the LFO), clarinettist Sabine Meyer, violist Wolfram Christ, cellist Natalia Gutman, the trumpeter Reinhold Friedrich and members of the Alban Berg Quartet to name just a few, make the Lucerne Festival Orchestra a star-studded ensemble.