Andrew Clements of "The Guardian" hated it, which for me is an instant recommendation, but "The Times" hated it, too. By and large, the balance is towards extreme dislike with a few very enthusiastic advocates. I'm going to ask a Mahler Maven friend as I haven't heard it, but by and large I have found Dudamel light on substance and penetration, with the notable exception of his "Eroica". A lot of people liked his Mahler Ninth; I disliked his "Tchaikovsky & Shakespeare" disc when I reviewed it for MusicWeb: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/Apr11/Tchaikovsky_Dudamel_4779355.htm
It seems to me that both his conducting and the responses to it lack any consistency - so in the end, it back to listening first on Spotify and deciding for yourself.
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