I didn't then - and still don't - have a copy of the earlier LSO recording. I was fascinated to see that with the LSO Solti took 80:03 whereas his overall timing in the Chicago performance stretched to 85:27. Though timings never tell the whole story this may suggest a degree of greater urgency in the LSO performance. Indeed, I remarked on something of an "autumnal" quality in the Chicago reading, which I wasn't expecting and which may surprise those who associate Solti with a highly charged, volatile approach to Mahler.
My first experience of the 'Resurrection' Symphony, well over 40 years ago, was through Solti's electrifying LSO recording: I still regard it highly. Paul Corfield Godfrey's absorbing review has certainly made me keen to experience this LSO recording of the Ninth
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