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MAHLER: SYMPHONY No. 10
in piano transcription
CHRISTOPHER WHITE (piano)

The unfinished yet magnificent Tenth is a fitting climax to probably the most glorious and exceptional symphonic oeuvre; truly the spirit of music. The first movement was transcribed for piano by Ronald Stevenson, and with his guidance and encouragement, the remaining four movements have been transcribed by Christopher White, who here presents the premiere recording of what is not only a transcription but a very fine and substantial work for solo piano.

CD DURATION:  67:04

AUDIO SAMPLE: extract from 3rd movement




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“This version for solo piano is as authoritative as any other presentation; engrossing it is, played with fervour and intelligence... the whole account bristles with intellectual life.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)
“Christopher White plays with dedication and great eloquence. Taken as a whole, this is a version of Mahler's Tenth that should give even the most ardent Mahlerian pause for thought. White plays with fire and passion throughout, as he must, and shows great skill in negotiating what must often be very difficult textural problems. An utterly absorbing release.” – Calum MacDonald (International Record Review)

“ His transcription is not merely evidence of a familiarity with the Mahlerian idiom; it is infused with a profound understanding of the importance of this work in the larger context of Mahler's symphonic journey. Highly recommended.” - Christopher Abbot (Fanfare)

“They've managed to capture the grandeur of this symphonic work for solo piano and keep you riveted... in this form for a long time you can expect it to stand as the best” – Chris Spector (MidWest Record)

“I heard someone juggling the impossible... White's athleticism and dexterousness are undeniably impressive” – Philip Clark (International Piano)

“The first movement... was transcribed by remarkable musician Ronald Stevenson, the others by Christopher White. The quality of both musicans' work on the score is consistently high. Christopher White plays with eminent skill, and he certainly has a remarkable technique. This is a serious project which deserves attention” – Dominy Clements (MusicWeb)