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David Nice
BBC Music Magazine, June 2020

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, "Titan" (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly) (NTSC) ACC-20335
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, "Titan" (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10335

You can see the right emotions featured in Chailly’s face. His eyes are shut, Karajan-like, at the creation of the world, but soon flash open. The climaxes are carefully graded: the big explosion of joy at the heart of the first movement is capped by its equivalent in the Finale, leading to a ‘Triumphal’ as impactful as those by any of the greats. That Chailly can command a silence at the end before wild applause speaks volumes for his authority. And Chailly has studied all those greats, his words reveal, especially Willem Mengelberg and the instructions the Dutch conductor took down from Mahler in a crucial Concertgebouw rehearsal (it took Chailly a day to copy them in green ink into his own score) and Walter, whose ideal timings he believes he has emulated in this performance. © 2020 BBC Music Magazine Read complete review




Peter Quantrill
Gramophone, June 2018

MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly) (NTSC) ACC-20335
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1, “Titan” (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Chailly) (Blu-ray, Full-HD) ACC-10335

An opportunity to hear Riccardo Chailly’s insight into Mahler’s First Symphony, both from the perspective of the podium through this filmed performance of 2015, and in interview. © 2018 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, March 2018

Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler’s First Symphony with a great sensitivity, many colours and stunning contrasts. The Gewandhaus production is quite similar to the one recorded in 1996 with the Concertgebouw Orkest, though the older one has a greater dynamic spectrum. © 2018 Pizzicato





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