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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 / Norrington, Stuttgart Radio Symphony


Release Date: 08/10/2018 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19510  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release features Mahler’s First Symphony in a historically informed performance that features a large, modern orchestra and includes the Blumine movement, which was part of the original version of the symphony, the one preferred by the conductor, Sir Roger Norrington. With the inclusion of the Blumine, the listener can appreciate the return of pastoral motifs in the finale movement. Mahler’s First symphony, sometimes titled “Titan,” was written mostly in February and March of 1888, incorporating music that had been written much earlier. The first performance wasn’t well received, but after several revisions over the following years the work has become a staple in symphonic repertoire. Originally, Mahler called the work a “Symphonic Read more Poem in two parts.” But finally he began to refer to the work as a symphony. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 

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