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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan'; Blumine / Finnish Radio SO, Hannu Lintu

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hannu Lintu presents Mahler's Symphony Nr. 1 with the original 2nd movement Blumine restored which Mahler excised after a few performances of the symphony. To this day, there is much discussion of Mahler's decision to drop this lovely movement with many theories attached to the discussion. Nonetheless this recording performs a valuable cultural service with its inclusion, especially in the hands of the very capable FRSO.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
The strong bass is very apparent in the finale. String figures are clear, and textures are wiry as Lintu continues to bring out the march aspects of the piece. The first quiet section is plaintive and even sentimental before giving way to an outburst of fury that is both powerful and deliberate, with clear, bright textures, especially in the strings. The march takes on a sharp military flavor, and some of it is pretty fierce. The next quiet section is introspective, evolving slowly to a muscular conclusion. It may seem a cliche to say so, but one can be forgiven for taking this performance as a journey over a vast Nordic landscape, even if much of Finland is forest land. The first-rate sound fits the performance well.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Helsinki Music Centre, Finland (05/2014); Helsinki Music Centre, Finland (12/2014).



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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Ensemble: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 54 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: ?/?1884-03/1888

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
  • Performer: Jouko Harjanne (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Hannu Lintu
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1888