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A Musical Journey - Mahler: Smyphony No 1

Mahler / Slovak Philharmonic Orch / Kosler
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110314  
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Switzerland, Austria, Italy, GermanyThe Places

The journey starts in Switzerland, in the canton of Thurgau, leading from Steckborn and the Bodensee to the Rhine Falls. From Styria, in Austria, comes Hochosterwitz Castle and from Bavaria Weikersheim Castle, the latter intercut with wild life from the Austrian Assling Nature Park. The tour ends amid the strangely shaped mountains of the Dolomites in Southern Tyrol, a region divided between Austria and Italy.

The Music

In a remarkable way Mahler, in his symphonies and songs, has seemed to reflect the world of today in all its bewildering variety and has now won an established place in concert repertoire. Distinguished as a conductor, his fame as a
Read more composer has grown over the years since his death. The music included here is Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, nick-named Titan, not for its massive power, but after the book by Jean Paul, a strong influence over earlier romantics and over Mahler at this stage in his career. The symphony breathes the spirit of the Austrian countryside, reflected in Mahler’s songs.
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 

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