Mahler’s First Symphony: the opening chapter of his spiritual autobiography. And the music itself seems to awaken – emerging from hushed strings and woodwind cuckoos into its stride, marching forth, stamping towards an eerie realisation of a nursery rhyme and arriving at a final, blazing affirmation of confidence. Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in this live 2010 concert performance including the Symphony’s original second movement, ‘Blumine’.
"... enthusiastically recommended."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - September/October 2013
*** - Good Disc
Stéphane Friédérich - Classica magazine - June 2013
Performance **** Recording ***
"...the pleasures are many ..."
David Nice - BBC Music magazine - July 2013