Mahler - Symphony no.1 | BR Klassik 900143

Mahler - Symphony no.1


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Label: BR Klassik

Cat No: 900143

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 26th February 2016



Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Yannick Nezet-Seguin


Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'


Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Yannick Nezet-Seguin


The music of Gustav Mahler, the Late Romantic composer on the threshold of modernity, has been a firm part of the repertoire of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks ever since the early 1960s, when the orchestra's Mahler tradition was established by its former chief conductor Rafael Kubelik. BR-KLASSIK has already released Mahler's First (as part of an audiobook CD) and Seventh Symphonies with Mariss Jansons, as well as the Ninth with Bernard Haitink. The young Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is making his debut here on the BR-KLASSIK label with Mahler's First Symphony. He is one of the most important representatives of a younger generation of conductors and, since his European debut in 2004, has already conducted such renowned orchestras as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics. Yannick Nézet-Séguin is currently chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.


For a 30-second confirmation that the sound and the spirit are right, go straight to the opening of the second movement, with cellos and basses of handsome resonance in the well-captured spaces of the Herkulessaal, incisive woodwind and a joyous approach to rustic dance music. ... All the right dynamics matched to the (far more difficult) right atmospheres are here; in short, this is the most perfect Mahler First Symphony since Rafael Kubelík’s recording with the same orchestra 49 years ago.  David Nice (Orchestral Choice)
BBC Music Magazine June 2016

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