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Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major
Leonard Bernstein was the first conductor ever to record all of Mahler's
symphonies not only on disk, but also on video. The Mahler cycle was the
first project in the more than 20-year-long association between Leonard
Bernstein and Unitel. The leading Mahler interpreter of our time,
Bernstein recorded all of Mahler's symphonies between 1971 and 1985,
chiefly with the Vienna Philharmonic, producing a unique musical document
and triggering a major reappreciation of Mahler's works. "All Mahler
symphonies, all Mahler works for that matter, deal in extremes, extremes
of dynamic, of tempo, of emotional meaning. When it is bare, it's
extremely bare, when it is thick and rich, it's thicker and richer than
anything in 'Götterdämmerung', and when it is suffering it suffers to a
point that no music has ever suffered before." (Leonard Bernstein)
||Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major