Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen - Benjamin Zander (speech/speaker/speaking part); Christopher Maltman (baritone); Benjamin Zander (conductor)
Track Listing
  1. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  2. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")
  3. Benjamin Zander discusses Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer and Symphony No. 1

Benjamin Zander and the Philharmonia's recording of Mahler's First Symphony coupled with his "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" sung by baritone Christopher Maltman is not only the best Mahler's First in decades, it is one of the great recorded performances. Yes, sometimes it is almost a little bit too much. The parody woodwinds in the music do get close to vulgarity in the slow movement, and the sweeping strings of the finale's second theme are just this side of movie music. But surely they are defensible in view of the ...

Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 2005, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408062827

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