Without dispute, Teodor Currentzis is today’s hottest & most sought after conductor—alongside his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna – “Move over, Simon Rattle: Teodor Currentzis is the maestro everyone’s talking about”, “The Greek-Russian conductor who has taken the classical music world by storm” (The Times). This is Currentzis’s first ever recording of Mahler. Mahler’s symphonies feature heavily in their tour programme – but this is the first time Currentzis has gone into the studio with this composer. His last recording of major symphony repertoire (Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6) won Japanese Recording Academy’s highest accolade Gold Award, received 5-star reviews from The Times, NRC Handelsblad, a Diapason d’or award and was named in many top albums for 2017 including 'Best Classical Recording' in Spiegel Online and appeared on the New York Times 'Best Classical Music Recordings' for 2017.
Following their shattering account of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony last year (which was nominated for a Gramophone Award and described by James as ‘one of the most tumultuous, breathtaking, and electrifying recordings of this piece that I have heard in quite some time’), the Greek-Russian firebrand and his Perm-based orchestra tackle another Sixth Symphony in their first commercial Mahler recording.
Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic'