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One of the highlights of this third tranche of releases from the orchestral archive of Japanese broadcaster NHK. Suitner never quite had the reputation outside Germany that he deserved; here, he shows himself to be a master of pacing, phrasing and cumulative effect. If some of the singing lets the project down, these well-recorded 1970s performances are worth hearing for a fresh approach to Mahler.

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