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The Academy’s musicians do Erwin Stein’s chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth full justice, and are rewarded with recorded sound that is both warm and natural. The arrangement of Debussy’s Prélude, assumed to be by Schoenberg-pupil Benno Sachs, takes us further from the established version, relying heavily on the piano to ‘fill out’ the sound; but it is hard to imagine a better account of it on record.

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