Composer: Gustav Mahler
Orchestra: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
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Label: Avi Music
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Adam Fischer, Dusseldorfer Symphoniker / Mahler – Symphony No. 1 in D major ‘Titan’
Symphony No. 1 in D major ‘Titan’ 52:59
01. Langsam schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut – Im Anfang sehr gemaechlich 15:31
02. Kraeftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 7:43
03. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen 10:04
04. Stürmisch bewegt 19:41
“I am delighted to perform and record the complete symphonies of Gustav Mahler with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. The result, we hope, should be something special: a rendition that stems from an active collaboration in which we mutually inspire one another. This should not be “my” Mahler, but “our” Mahler……..
Gustav Mahler premiered his First Symphony at the age of 29. For personal reasons I feel a close bond with that 29-year-old Musical Director of the Hungarian State Opera. 120 years later, I was named General Music Director of the same opera house. We both hastily abandoned the institution after 2 1/2 years. I would still like to relate a personal reminiscence of one of the performances of “my” First Symphony. The First Symphony was the first occasion I ever heard music by Mahler live on stage: in Vienna when I was nineteen years old, and the experience marked me for life.
BBC Music Magazine
It’s the most lightly, as in ineffably, characterised Mahler One I’ve heard since Kubelík’s. Everything flows, moves forward without rush…And when he needs to, Fischer pulls out the stops – a whole sequence of them as he magnificently marshals the final triumph. I don’t know a more convincing interpretation of those last pages…Masterly.
This is a terrific account of Mahler’s fledgling symphony – full of the rashness and impetuosity of youth and the wild imaginings that go hand in hand with it… There is an extraordinary kinship and telepathy between Fischer and his Düsseldorf orchestra… This is shaping up to be the most idiomatic and exciting cycle of Mahler symphonies since Kubelík and Bernstein.
More lyrical and less overtly rustic than his brother Iván’s account on Channel Classics, the elder Fischer’s Mahler One is just as captivating on its own terms. Spring unfolds with leisurely charm, and his way with the middle movements are especially illuminating: the second’s trio is almost Rosenkavalier-esque, and there are some delicious flirtations with cabaret in the third.