Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Claudio Abbado assumed his position as the Berliner Philharmoniker’s new Chief Conductor in December 1989, with this recording of Mahler’s 1st Symphony; right after the fall of the Wall. Exactly 30 years after this event this celebrated recording will be released on Vinyl for the first time.
“Not for Abbado the heavy, saturated textures of 19thcentury Romanticism, nor the chilly rigidity of some of his own ‘modernist’ peers. Instead an unaffected warmth and elegance of sound allows everything to come through naturally […] a committed and authoritative performance.” –Gramophone