DVD + Blu-Ray:
Mahler 1 – Gewandhausorchester / Chailly
This DVD and Blu-ray release continues the Leipzig Mahler cycle with the Gewandhausorchester and its former music director Riccardo Chailly.
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Riccardo Chailly, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music
Riccardo Chailly © Gert Mothes_Accentus Music
Gustav Mahler‘s Symphony No. 1 is an incomprehensible wonder of music history, rigorously peculiar, disturbingly new, and timelessly modern. “Wie ein Naturlaut” („Like a sound of nature“) is indicated above the first notes of the symphony. It is both the prelude and the key to his symphonic cosmos as a whole. Mahler‘s music captures this music of the world, transforms it into a symphony in the old, comprehensive sense of the word and uses it to create his masterpiece of harmony. From the connotation of militarily marches to folk songs, from dance and popular music to animal sounds: everything has its place in Mahler‘s symphonic world.
Composed over the course of just a few months at the beginning of 1888 in Leipzig, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 is a true musical awakening. Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig bring Mahler’s sounds of nature to life in a riveting performance.
Bonus: Interview with Riccardo Chailly on Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 1 in D major
Recorded at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
ACC20335 (DVD) - 4260234831573
ACC10335 (Blu-ray) - 4260234831566