Mahler's Symphony in C sharp famously takes an hour and ten minutes to shift up a semitone. More importantly, the Fifth marks Mahler's departure from the literal, programmatic scheme, moving towards the non-conceptual. Nevertheless, it hosts a complex inner drama. Drawing a clear distinction between the dramatic tragedy of the first two movements and the almost over-optimistic Wunderhorn-like feel of the rest, Chailly and the Concertgebow's approach is broad, warm and benevolent. The "Ländler and Waltz" Scherzo really does sound like a Viennese Waltz, and its ominous horn obligato is forcefully played. The horn and brass sections are phenomenal throughout. In the "Adagietto" the phrasing does not fulfil the required span and leaves one longing for greater flexibility. The vast finale is definitely the best movement on the recording. In total, a convincing Chailly, and an elegant Concertgebouw on form--perhaps one could ask for a bit more "edge"? Yngvil V. G.