Mahler - Symphony No.1 (DVD) | Accentus ACC20335

Mahler - Symphony No.1 (DVD)


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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC20335

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 6th April 2018



Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Riccardo Chailly


Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.1 in D major 'Titan'


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Riccardo Chailly


Gustav Mahler‘s Symphony No.1 is an incomprehensible wonder of music history, rigorously peculiar, disturbingly new, and timelessly modern. “Wie ein Naturlaut” (“Like a sound of nature“) is indicated above the first notes of the symphony. It is both the prelude and the key to his symphonic cosmos as a whole. Mahler‘s music captures this music of the world, transforms it into a symphony in the old, comprehensive sense of the word and uses it to create his masterpiece of harmony. From the connotation of militarily marches to folk songs, from dance and popular music to animal sounds: everything has its place in Mahler‘s symphonic world.

Composed over the course of just a few months at the beginning of 1888 in Leipzig, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 is a true musical awakening. Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig bring Mahler’s sounds of nature to life in a riveting performance.

Recorded at the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, January 2015

Bonus: Interview with Riccardo Chailly on Gustav Mahler‘s Symphony No.1

Picture format: NTC 16:9
Audio formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0
Running Time: 62:24
Running Time Bonus: 24:07
Disc format: DVD 9
Subtitles Bonus: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean


Multi-miked sound matches picture, taking you right inside Mahler’s orchestration at its most outlandish (and, indeed, Berliozian). Chailly’s Concertgebouw recording (1/97) was a high point of his Decca cycle but he’s one of those musicians who not only know that there is always more to say but who challenge themselves to communicate it.  Peter Quantrill
Gramophone June 2018
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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