Column post #4,000: RELEASED TODAY, April 8: Semyon Bychkov & the Czech Philharmonic, with Chen Reiss, record Mahler Four for Pentatone.

This fine Fourth launches a Mahler Symphony Cycle from the Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov for Pentatone that now promises much (to include, I hope, Das Lied von der Erde and a complete Tenth?). Beautifully recorded (August 2020, Rudolfinum, Prague), with wonderful clarity (not least in the basses and for catching the contrabassoon), Bychkov takes … Continue reading Column post #4,000: RELEASED TODAY, April 8: Semyon Bychkov & the Czech Philharmonic, with Chen Reiss, record Mahler Four for Pentatone.