Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Sir Georg Solti
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4827177
Barcode
00028948271771
Format
2-CD
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GUSTAV MAHLER
Symphony No. 1 in D major
Symphony No. 3 in D minor*

Helen Watts, mezzo-soprano*
Wandsworth School Boys Choir*
Ambrosian Opera Chorus*
London Symphony Orchestra
Georg Solti

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (No. 1); David Harvey (No. 3)
Balance Engineers: James Lock (No. 1); Gordon Parry, James Lock (No. 3)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 17–18 January and 3 & 5 February 1964 (No. 1), 1–6 January 1968 (No. 3)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘The London Symphony Orchestra under Solti play Mahler’s First like no other orchestra. They catch the magical opening with a singular evocative quality, at least partly related to the peculiarly characteristic blend of wind timbres and throughout there is a wonderfully warm string tone.’
The Penguin Stereo Record Guide


‘The spacious parts of the first movement and finale are given plenty of time to unfold unhurriedly, and the brashly triumphant ending is put across in real style, with the trumpets and horns hitting every note like a bull’s-eye at a rifle range. As a combination of top-class recording, orchestral playing and conducting, this is one of the finest recordings I have ever listened to.’ (Symphony No.1) Gramophone