Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")
Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 1by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin's performances of the symphonies of Gustav Mahler have yielded fascinating results, though his progress in recording them has been sporadic, so this 2016 release of the "Symphony No. 1 in D major" with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is a welcome addition to his discography. In this live performance of the published score, Nézet-Séguin makes no apologies for not including the rejected "Blumine" movement or, for that matter, not attempting to revert the symphony to its earlier state as the symphonic poem "Der Titan," as several conductors have. To the contrary, Nézet-Séguin lets the four-movement version stand on its own without recourse to historical revisionism, and the trajectory of the work is almost ideally realized without the extraneous "Blumine." Indeed, the energy generated in the first movement spills over into the Scherzo, and the slow third movement comes as a welcome relief before the volatile Finale. Beyond preserving the feeling of momentum and balanced proportions, Nézet-Séguin also draws out the wonderful colors in Mahler's masterful orchestration that make this symphony a delight, and every detail comes across vividly in the recording. Highly recommended.
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Performance CreditsYannick Nézet-Séguin Primary Artist
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