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Mahler: Symphony No 1; Sibelius: Valse Triste / Chmura, Etc


Release Date: 10/21/2003 
Label:  Cd Accord   Catalog #: 124   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav MahlerJean Sibelius
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Katowice Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Former music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Germany, Gabriel Chmura was appointed music director of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice from the 2001/2002 season. Born in Poland, he grew up in Israel, where he studied piano and composition in Tel Aviv. He then studied conducting with Pierre Dervaux in Paris, Hans Swarowsky in Vienna, and with Franco Ferrara in Siena, Italy. In 1971, he was the first prize winner in the Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin, as well as the Guido Cantelli Competition of Milanoís ìLa Scala.î Former music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, Germany, Gabriel Chmura was appointed music director of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice from the 2001/2002 season. Born in Poland, he grew up in Israel, where he studied piano and composition in Tel Aviv. He then studied conducting with Pierre Dervaux in Paris, Hans Swarowsky in Vienna, and with Franco Ferrara in Siena, Italy. In 1971, he was the first prize winner in the Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin, as well as the Guido Cantelli Competition of Milanoís ìLa Scala.î Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Katowice Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Venue:  Grzegorz Fitelberg Hall, Katowice 
Length: 50 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Grzegorz Fitelberg Hall, Katowice (01/15/2003 - 01/17/2003)
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1888).
Composition revised: Germany (1896). 
2.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Gabriel Chmura
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Katowice Polish Radio/TV Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Venue:  Grzegorz Fitelberg Hall, Katowice 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Grzegorz Fitelberg Hall, Katowice (01/15/2002 - 01/17/2002) 

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