CD reviews - Mahler 1 / Jurowski

'The LPO strings are on fire in the opening of the finale, and has the second theme ever felt so naturally, honestly phrased? ... If ever there was a case for wanting the roar of applause, this is it.'
Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, June 2013

Our latest LPO Label CD release, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 under Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, has received some great reviews in the press.

'The LPO's playing is classy, crystal-clear, and vividly characterised, with a fiery contribution from the seven-strong horn section ... The first movement's gear-shifts between the recurring, ultra-still music of the opening and the main Allegro material are notoriously tricky to bring off; Jurowski handles them beautifully, conjuring pin-dropping atmosphere in the quiet moments.'
Malcolm Hayes, Sinfini Music, 13 June 2013

'Everything about the dewy dawn of this Mahler One is perfect: the well-articulated and perfectly placed distant trumpet fanfares, spirited false cuckoo-calls ... The point and spirit of the finale are dazzling, the tempo changes masterly throughout.'
David Nice, BBC Music Magazine, July 2013 (not online)

'The LPO strings are on fire in the opening of the finale, and has the second theme ever felt so naturally, honestly phrased? ... If ever there was a case for wanting the roar of applause, this is it.'
Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, June 2013 (not online)

'Jurowski's vivid reading ... announces its intentions early on with the clarinet's startlingly physical cuckoo call, and is exceptionally faithful to the Berliozian separation of timbres that was Mahler's response to the blended textures of Austro-German music.'
David Cairns, The Sunday Times, 2 June 2013 (not online)

'I have played this recording more than half a dozen times since receiving it and have on each occasion increasingly marvelled at the sheer rightness of Jurowski's judgment regarding colouring, dynamics, texture and tempo. This is an extraordinarily sensitive and nuanced account ... I look forward to more of Jurowski's Mahler with the LPO; this recording is a triumph.'
Ralph Moore, Music Web International

'A refreshing rendition ... An important addition to the discography.'
Gavin Engelbrecht, The Northern Echo, 16 May 2013

The CD is priced £9.99 and is available from the LPO website, Amazon or as a download from iTunes.
LPO-0070, released May 2013

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