"The performance of Gustav Mahler’s 9th symphony was one of the most wonderful accomplishments of Simon Rattle as conductor of this orchestra."
EMI Classics are pleased to release a new recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 by Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker taped live during concerts in October 2007. Sir Simon and the Orchestra subsequently performed the symphony at the Salzburg and Lucerne festivals before taking it to America in November, where they headlined Carnegie Hall's "Berlin in Lights" festival and performed it again in Boston's Symphony Hall. To coincide with the "Berlin in Lights" festival, EMI made available a digital pre-release of the album.