Mahler - Symphony No. 1 - Giulini - Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 180g Import LP from Hi-Q Records
Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios
1972 Grammy Award Winner for Best Orchestral Performance
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.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analog pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional "advance" playback head, ensuring a completely analog process. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England and featuring original album artwork.
“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