This remarkably original work, with its recurring quotations from the composer's own songs, is the perfect expression of one of Mahler's most quoted sayings, "The symphony is a world; it must contain everything." Thrilling, dynamic and full of dramatic intensity, Mahler's first 'world' indeed seems to contain everything, and was unlike anything heard before. Marin Alsop leads her Baltimore forces with assurance, and they respond with brio. For a limited time, take 20% off the companion titles in this feature.
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 1 (Baltimore Symphony, Alsop)
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