A greater triumph awaited Sir John Barbirolli in January 1963 when he conducted Mahler's Ninth Symphony. Mahler was not often played in Berlin, with the Philharmonic. The orchestra themselves asked that Barbirolli should record the symphony with them, the first English conductor to record with the Berlin Philharmonic since Beecham in 1937. 

So, during January of 1964 this famous recording was made in the Jesus Christuskirche, in the suburb of Dahlem. Rare and very sought after first made in UK on HMV ASD 596/597 ER1 Red Semi-Circle Stereo Label (second HMV label, but first for this recording), matrix 2YRA-13/14/15, side four second disk blank, issued in a set of two individual record covers. - Saulo Zucchello