Breathless and Speechless
I can honestly say that Michael Tilson Thomas's recording with the San Francisco Symphony performing Mahler's glorious Fourth Symphony is among the most perfect recordings I have ever owned. Not just is the interpretation meticulous yet organic from the fabulous MTT, but the QUALITY of the performance is beyond belief. Indeed, this recording is simply breath-taking. The orchestra draws such powerful emotion from Mahler's gorgeous composition, bringing all of the innocence and all of the fears and all of the sadness and all of the beauty out in just the right way. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this album; listening to it has been transcendental. If you would like to hear what Heaven sounds like, download this recording. And you will hear what I mean. This album is closer to my heart than almost any other that I own, and if you open your heart to it, you will never want to close it to Mahler's music again.