Charles Noble is one of my favourite classical music bloggers, and his review of the new recording of Mahler’s 9th Symphony performed by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic is, to put it mildly, glowing:
I have to say that it just might be the best modern recording of any work by any orchestra.
You can read the full review by clicking on this link: daily observations » berlin and rattle get it right
I have since learned that this release is currently available in digital form only (on iTunes for example here: Mahler Symphony No. 9). A CD version will be released internationally in March 2008. For full details see the press release from the EMI Group, Exclusive Digital Release for Mahler Symphony No. 9.