Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

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28th Aug 2015




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The Utah Symphony, celebrating its 75th anniversary in the 2015-16 season, is one of America’s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, and recording legacy. Reference Recordings is pleased to announce the release of this new and fresh performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.1. This work was performed as part of the orchestra’s two-year Mahler Symphony Cycle.

Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony since 2009, has revitalized the orchestra with creative programming and critically acclaimed performances that have drawn consistently full houses. Highlights of his tenure include complete symphony cycles of Mahler in commemoration of former Utah Symphony Music Director, Maurice Abravanel, complete Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Nielsen cycles, a multi-season Stravinsky and Haydn symphony cycle and the tour of Utah’s five national parks. Mr Fischer has also initiated a major commissioning program in Utah that has produced new works by Simon Holt, Michael Jarrell, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"

I. Langsam, schleppend

II. Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell

III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen

IV. Sturmisch bewegt

Gramophone Magazine

October 2015

“If the present first instalment is any indication, we can expect breezy, forward-looking Mahler…apart from some less than immaculate pockets of brass intonation, the orchestra acquits itself with distinction. The opening dawn chorus is notable for its hushed strings and attractively rustic, closely observed woodwinds, possibly emboldened by the conductor's background as a flautist.”

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