A few months removed from recording Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in June 1987 with the unparalleled Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, conductor extraordinaire Leonard Bernstein returned with the same orchestra to tackle Mahler's First Symphony. Like the Fourth, Bernstein had recorded it decades earlier and his previous experience is built upon gracefully and skillfully with definitive results.
"This is the performance I have been waiting for. Twenty years separate it from Bemstein's earlier account with the NYPO - and if you feel as I do, you'll view it as a 20-year rehearsal period to bring the reading to full maturity. Bernstein's basic view of the piece has undergone very little change in the interim.
"...In a sense, the piece sounds newer, and that's quite an achievement after 20 years...This is a great performance of Mahler's first brave symphonic essay, impressively caught on the wing by DG's production team. I'd say it was an almost impossible act to follow." - Gramophone
Gustav Mahler (composer)
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
• Cut from the original masters at Emil Berliner Studio
• Lacquer cut by Maarten de Boer
• Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany
• Recorded Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, October 1987
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - Bernstein - Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam Track Listing:
1. Landsam. Schleppend. Wie Ein Naturlaut. Im Angang Sehr Gemachlich
2. Kraftig Bewegt, Doch Nict Zu Schnell - Trio. Recht Gemachlich
3. Feierlich Und Gemessen, Ohnej Zu Schleppen
4. Sturmisch Bewegt