Mariss Jansons, conductor emeritus
Dorothea Röschmann, sopraan
With Gustav Mahler, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has a very special relationship. The composer conducted the orchestra no less than 12 times and found in Amsterdam an understanding audience. Mahler's Fourth Symphony was premiered in Amsterdam by the composer, who conducted it twice, once before and once after the interval, so that the audience could get to know the work better. With this release, Mariss Jansons and the Concertgebouw orchestra add an impressive new chapter to the RCO’s recorded history of Mahler Symphonies.
1. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen – Recht gemächlich
2. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
3. Ruhevoll (poco adagio)
4. Sehr behaglich
Total playing time: 55:59
Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 11 and 12 February 2015.
"an assured and luminous performance"
- Jenny Camilleri, Bachtrack
"it's a miracle how Jansons manages to let Mahler sound like new everytime"
- Erik Voermans, Het Parool