Mahler Symphony No. 1 Hi-Q Records XRCD24
Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for this 1971 recording of Mahler’s First Symphony.
“Although Giulini premiered in England at Glyndebourne in Falstaff, it was his direction of Visconti’s production of Don Carlos at Covent Garden that made him well-known in Britain. In 1955, he debuted in the United States with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…He was appointed principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony in 1969, and was the director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1973 to 1976. He succeeded Zubin Mehta as musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1978, remaining at that post until 1984.” – excerpts from allmusic.com
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 1 in D
1. I. Langsam Schleppend, Wie ein Naturlaut
2. II. Kraftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
3. III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
4. IV. Sturmisch bewegt
Recorded March 30, 1971 at Medinah Temple, Chicago.