Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on XRCD24 from Hi-Q Records
1972 Grammy Award Winner for Best Orchestral Performance
Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a Grammy winning performance of Gustav Mahler's four-movement Symphony No. 1 in D recorded on March 30, 1971 at the Medinah Temple, Chicago, with producer Christopher Bishop and engineer Carson Taylor. This superior audiophile XRCD24 edition from Hi-Q Records was cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes and is a standard "Red Book" CD which can be enjoyed on any CD player.
“If you want a Mahler First above all for beauty of tone and phrasing and precision of ensemble, then this is a plain first choice. In addition Giulini’s qualities suit this work. For all the orchestral sophistication, he has a transparent honesty which accords well with Mahler in ‘Wayfaring Lad’ mood. Nor does he use the Chicago orchestra’s virtuosity to whip up excitement in fast tempi.
"...Giulini’s, sumptuously beautiful all through and never merely slick and over-polished, is certainly one to add to the list of top recommendations, not least for the gorgeousness of the recorded sound...which is even richer than in the three finely-recorded rivals which I list [Solti, Kubelik and Horenstein].” - Edward Greenfield, Gramophone (August 1971)
Gustav Mahler (composer)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Symphony No. 1 in D - Langsam. Schleppend, Wie ein Naturlaut
2. Symphony No. 1 in D - Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
3. Symphony No. 1 in D - Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
4. Symphony No. 1 in D - Sturmisch bewegtbewegter, wie im Anfang