About the album
ADAM FISCHER about MAHLER
(from his remarks in the booklet)
“I am delighted to perform and record the complete symphonies of Gustav Mahler with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. The result, we hope, should be something special: a rendition that stems from an active collaboration in which we mutually inspire one another. This should not be “my” Mahler, but “our” Mahler……..
Gustav Mahler premiered his First Symphony at the age of 29. For personal reasons I feel a close bond with that 29-year-old Musical Director of the Hungarian State Opera. 120 years later, I was named General Music Director of the same opera house. We both hastily abandoned the institution after 2 1/2 years. I would still like to relate a personal reminiscence of one of the performances of “my” First Symphony. The First Symphony was the first occasion I ever heard music by Mahler live on stage: in Vienna when I was nineteen years old, and the experience marked me for life.
11Symphony No. 1 in D Major I. Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut ? Im Anfang sehr gemächlich
12Symphony No. 1 in D Major II. Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
13Symphony No. 1 in D Major III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
14Symphony No. 1 in D Major IV. Stürmisch bewegt