Conductor : Esa-Pekka Salonen
Signum's third disc with the Philharmonia Orchestra and their Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen is drawn again from their celebrated Vienna: City of Dreams series of 2008-9. The Ninth symphony is often interpreted as a farewell to the world, in part because Mahler never had the chance to hear it performed. As one critic wrote, If you want to learn to weep, you should listen to the first movement of the Ninth, the great, magnificent song of ultimate farewell . Other releases this year with the Philharmonia orchestra will include Mahler s Sixth Symphony with Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Mahler s Fourth Symphony with Sir Charles Mackerras.