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Mahler: Symphony No 1, Ruckert Lieder / Ozawa, Fischer-Dieskau, Bohm


Release Date: 09/18/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469660   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor:  Seiji OzawaKarl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Deutsche Grammophon seems to have a monopoly on great Mahler Firsts, with Bernstein, Kubelik, and Boulez all prime recommendations. This 1977 underrated but otherwise superb recording ("Blumine" was added later, in 1984) stands proud among the label's distinguished company--as sunny and lyrical a performance as you could possibly ask for, and the finest available recording of the symphony's five-movement version. From the atmospheric opening to the tremendous first movement climax, through a delicate Blumine, a rustic and genial Scherzo, an aptly spooky funeral march at a gravely slow tempo, and a fiery finale with an especially luscious second subject, Ozawa doesn't miss a trick. The closing pages have an absolutely cinematic splendor, and Read more listen to how impressive those final brass fanfares sound when they aren't rushed! Toss in Fischer-Dieskau's four Rückert-Lieder for good measure, with nicely atmospheric remastering, this disc is a steal. Even if you're swimming in Mahler One's, you should hear this one.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
Date of Recording: 1977 & 1984 
Length: 60 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection contains both DDD and ADD recordings. Symphony No. 1 recorded in 1977 and "Blumine" movement recorded in 1984.
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1888).
Revised by the composer: Germany (1896). 
2.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 4, Um Mitternacht by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 2, Ich atmet' einen Linden Duft by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 1, Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Rückert Lieder (5): no 3, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in D: 1. Langsam. Schleppend
Symphony No.1 in D: "Blumine". Andante allegretto
Symphony No.1 in D: 2. Kräftig bewegt
Symphony No.1 in D: 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Symphony No.1 in D: 4. Stürmisch bewegt
Rückert-Lieder: Um Mitternacht
Rückert-Lieder: Ich atmet' einen linden Duft
Rückert-Lieder: Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder
Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

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