Known for enjoying live performances and having an affinity for late Mahler, Sanderling’s reading of Das Lied von der Erde is inherently musical. Mitchinson’s ‘firm, heroic tone’ is ideal for this role, with the BBC Philharmonic providing a sympathetic accompaniment. Schumann’s Fourth Symphony makes an excellent filler.
The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.