Mahler - Symphony No. 1

CD - Mahler's First symphony is evocatively and atmospherically with nostalgia and tender enchantment performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of former chief conductor Mariss Jansons.
RCO Live: Concertgebouworkest performs Mahler's First symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons - cover 07001 - image: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
RCO Live: Concertgebouworkest performs Mahler's First symphony conducted by Mariss Jansons - cover 07001 - image: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

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Playlist

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.1 in D major (1884-1888, revision 1906)

01.

Langsam, schleppend (Wie ein Naturlaut) - Im Anfang sehr gemächlich 15:55

02.

Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell - Trio: Recht gemächlich 7:59

03.

Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen 10:41
04.
Stürmisch bewegt 19:59
  Total playing time 54:47 

Performers

Mariss Jansons, chief conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Press quotes

'Jansons continues in glory on his journey through Mahler in Amsterdam (…) Dazzlingly superior level (…) there are few conductors who can shape a climax with such concentration and such complete balance.'
- Concert review Mahler 1, Trouw, Peter van de Lint

'Grandiose Mahler.'
- Concert review Mahler 1, De Telegraaf, Eddie Vetter

'…evocatively and atmospherically performed by Jansons with nostalgia and tender enchantment.'
- Concert review Mahler 1, NRC Handelsblad, Kasper Jansen

'The orchestra under its chief conductor played truly royally and won immense ovations (…) this performance of the First Symphony sounded like a premiere, drenched in Romanticism and with warlike attacks and with triumphal marches and folk tunes joyfully intermingled. All of the above was steered by the conductor’s skilful hands as though there was nothing more than self-evident simplicity instead of the most exalted compositorial calculation.'
- Concert review Mahler 1, Berliner Morgenpost

'Symphonic flights of fancy — truly royal!'
- Concert review Mahler 1, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, Andre Stocker