Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Number of Discs: 1 CD
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Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra /
Mahler – Symphony No. 1 including original ‘Blumine’ movement (2013)
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 1 in D major ‘Titan’ 1:00:51
01. I. Langsam. Schleppend – Immer sehr gemächlich 15:57
02. II. Blumine. Andante allegretto 6:48
03. III. Kräftig bewegt, doch night zu schnell (Ländler Scherzo) 8:16
04. IV. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen 10:17
05. V. Stürmisch bewegt 19:33
Recording Venue: Live recording, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom, 4 December 2010.
Mahler’s First Symphony: the opening chapter of his spiritual autobiography. And the music itself seems to awaken – emerging from hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos into its stride, marching forth, stamping towards an eerie realisation of a nursery rhyme and arriving at a final, blazing affirmation of confidence.
Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in this live 2010 concert performance including the Symphony’s original second movement, ‘Blumine’.
BBC Music Magazine
Everything about the dewy dawn of this Mahler One is perfect…But as the hero…steps into the sunshine, the effect of the airless, in-your-face strings is rather oppressive…the point and spirit of the finale are dazzling, the tempo changes masterly throughout.
an undeniably fresh and often startling performance…Jurowski ‘hears’ everything but better yet the reasons for everything. His precipitous way with tempo contrasts creates moments of high drama in the outer movements…if ever there was a case for wanting the roar of applause, this is it.
This is an extraordinarily sensitive and nuanced account which eschews the temptation to stick to the sunny-side and run blithely through the score. There are frequent, telling adjustments in the phrasing which never sound fussy or applied…I look forward to more of Jurowski’s Mahler with the LPO; this recording is a triumph.
A radiant, live performance…I can’t think of another recording where the horns sound so joyously jubilant. Jurowski also reinstates Blumine, the symphony’s original second movement which Mahler deleted after the first few performances.
Jurowski’s vivid reading…announces its intentions early on with the clarinet’s startlingly physical cuckoo call, and is exceptionally faithful to the Berliozian separation of timbres that was Mahler’s response to the blended textures of Austro-German music.