Leonard Bernstein

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan;" "Adagio" from Symphony No. 10

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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan;" "Adagio" from Symphony No. 10 Review

by AllMusic

Believe it or not, there was a time not all that long ago when there were not hundreds of Mahler recordings in the catalog and performances of his symphonies were something of a rarity. The great Mahler revival blossomed in the 1960s and Leonard Bernstein was one of the figureheads. While there were other distinguished conductors working for the cause, Bernstein, as a composer and music director of one of Mahler's own orchestras seemed to feel a particularly strong identification with the music if not the man himself.

This 'Titan' part of Lenny's first Mahler cycle was recorded in 1966 at what was then called Philharmonic Hall. It is a performance which underlines the darker sides of the piece, the sinister anticipation of the slow opening, the grotesquerie of the third movement's mock funeral procession and the furious storm of the finale. Years later Bernstein would view this music somewhat differently, but this disc offers a vibrant snapshot of the younger artist at his most intense.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan")
1 Leonard Bernstein 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
2 Leonard Bernstein 06:41 SpotifyAmazon
3 Leonard Bernstein 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
4 Leonard Bernstein 01:42 SpotifyAmazon
5 Leonard Bernstein 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
6 Leonard Bernstein 03:13 SpotifyAmazon
7 Leonard Bernstein 01:15 SpotifyAmazon
8 Leonard Bernstein 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
9 Leonard Bernstein 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
10 Leonard Bernstein 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
11 Leonard Bernstein 03:17 SpotifyAmazon
12 Leonard Bernstein 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
13 Leonard Bernstein 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
14 Leonard Bernstein 03:22 SpotifyAmazon
15 Leonard Bernstein 06:16 SpotifyAmazon
16 Leonard Bernstein 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major (incomplete)
17 Leonard Bernstein 03:55
18 Leonard Bernstein 04:10
19 Leonard Bernstein 01:53
20 Leonard Bernstein 08:04
21 Leonard Bernstein 01:39
22 Leonard Bernstein 06:41
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