Notes & Reviews:
A paradigmatic example of the Wiener Symphoniker's core repertoire, Mahler's First Symphony in D major was written only four years before the orchestra was founded in 1900. Not surprisingly, Mahler's symphonies and their interpretational challenges were among the main interests of the orchestra and its many renowned conductors from the very beginning. Above that Mahler's Symphony No. 1, being the first oeuvre of a Vienna revolutionary, is more than suitable for the start of this new Vienna orchestra label!
American Record Guide, March / April 2013
It is one of the most romantic, ardent, and gorgeously played yet controlled Mahler Firsts I've heard. The studio recording is terrific. Most openings to this symphony are beautiful. The transition sounds more natural and inevitable than it often does. From here on, the playing picks up weight gradually until the final passage bursts forth with pure joy.
Recording information: ORF RadioKulturhaus, Vienna, Austria (05/30/2012-05/31/2012).
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Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
- Conductor: Fabio Luisi
- Ensemble: Vienna Symphony
- Notes: ORF RadioKulturhaus, Vienna, Austria (05/30/2012-05/31/2012)
- Running Time: 55 min. 16 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: ?/?1884-03/1888