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Mahler: Symphonies No 1, 5 /Sinopoli, Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 12/30/1999 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 459472   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gustav Mahler composed in only two genres: the song and the symphony. Consequently, a cross-pollination of sorts was realized between the two forms. The two works on this CD illustrate Mahler's propensity for self-reference as Symphony No. 1 contains material from his song cycle 'Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen,' and Symphony No. 5 draws inspiration from the first song of 'Kindertotenlieder,' "Der Tamboursg'sell," and "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen."
The Philharmonia Orchestra is in fine form, particularly the brass section, which is full, balanced, and well contained. Giuseppe Sinopoli, one of the more interesting maestros, shows a singularity of purpose, guiding the musicians in a well-considered performance in which each musical
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, London, England 
Length: 57 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1888).
Composition revised: Germany (1896). 
2. Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, London, England 
Length: 68 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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