"The fragile Adagietto was played with infinite tenderness and Mr. Barry Tuckwell's horn solos in the trio fell on the ear with a golden splendour. Without haste, without any kind of pose or self-conscious emphasis, Horenstein built up the symphony as the intensely spiritual thing it is, from its Faustian opening to the last brassy glories of its finale, and by so doing impressed us by his own art as well as by Mahler's. We hope he will come to Leeds again, with one of the other less-known Mahler symphonies." - Yorkshire Post, 1958
Two days before Jascha Horenstein and the London Symphony Orchestra took to the stage in Leeds to perform Mahler's Fifth Symphony they could be found at the BBC's famous Maida Vale Studio One, committing the same gargantuan work to tape.
It was a recording which was to receive a solitary broadcast, two years later, since which it has effectively vanished until today. From the extensive archives of the conductors cousin, Misha Horenstein, we're delighted to bring you the only studio recording, and only the second ever issued, of Horenstein conducting Mahler 5, in superb XR remastered Ambient Stereo sound. A monumental discovery!