Mahler Symphonies Nos. 9 and 10

Mahler Symphony No. 9 and Symphony No. 10 ("Adagio"). Paavo Järvi conducts the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Directed for TV by Michael Ciniselli. Released 2015, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: F-

Peter Quantrill, writing in the August 2015 Gramophone at page 30, says this recording has an "uneasy Ninth" followed by a Tenth which is "a frustrating appendix to a patchy but rewarding Mahler cycle." Talk about faint praise!  And now we know that both of these recordings were done on SD cameras for DVDs and then uprezed for Blu-ray presentation. See our review of the full box for details.