MAHLER Symphony No. 8 / Solti 4757521
. . . it¿s difficult to hear this and not be swept away . . .
. . . captured in excellent analogue sound . . . [Solti] was able more than most, I think, to conjure up the excitement of a live performance in a studio recording, and this recording is no exception . . . after all these years it is a pleasure to welcome this old friend as part of an initial release as 24/96 flac (or wma). The sound-stage is clearer, instruments delineated, and ambience far more discrete . . . the performance retains its five-star and star-studded status . . . fizzing energy.
This performance is still hailed as something of a benchmark -- spine-tingling and electrifying.