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Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

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MAHLER
Symphony No.1 in D major
SANDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 4 DECEMBER 1962
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R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op.28
SANDERS THEATRE, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 13 NOVEMBER 1962
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BONUS
Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
SYMPHONY HALL, BOSTON, 12 NOVEMBER 1963

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Leinsdorf’s recordings of Mahler’s symphonies on RCA Victor became benchmarks for both sound and performance quality. Intense, warm and expressive, this rendition of Mahler’s First Symphony is a deeply personal account, whilst Till Eulenspiegel - a party piece during Leinsdorf’s tenure - is performed with great precision and finesse by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

The ICA Classics Legacy series represents an historic account of performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. This DVD features some of the earliest televised concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their Music Director, Erich Leinsdorf.

While the material has been restored using the greatest care and state-of-the-art techniques, certain visual artefacts and distortions remain in some instances due to the age of the film. Despite this, it remains of exceptional musical interest and historic value and is released here for the first time on DVD.

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GUSTAV MAHLER 1860–1911

 

Symphony No.1 in D major

1 I           Langsam. Schleppend                                                    13.18

2 II          Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell                      7.42

3 III         Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen       11.51

4 IV        Stürmisch bewegt                                                           19.22

 

Director: David M. Davis

Executive Producer: Harry J. Kraut

Producer: Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 4 December 1962

 

RICHARD STRAUSS 1864–1949

5 Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op.28                           15.33

 

Director: David M. Davis

Executive Producer: Harry J. Kraut

Producer: Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, 13 November 1962

 

BONUS

GUSTAV MAHLER 1860–1911

Symphony No.5

6 IV        Adagietto. Sehr langsam                                               9.51

 

Director: David M. Davis

Executive Producer: Harry J. Kraut

Producer: Jordan M. Whitelaw

Recorded: Symphony Hall, Boston, 12 November 1963

 

Boston Symphony Orchestra

ERICH LEINSDORF

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martin kendrick
03/Aug/2013

“For now I will have to say that this has got to be the most stunning and the most perfect performance of Mahler’s 1st I have ever seen or witnessed.”

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    martin kendrick
    03/Aug/2013

    “Intense, warm and expresive, his performance of Mahler's First Symphony is an intensely personal account whilts Till Eulenspiegel - is performed with great precision and finesse.”

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      martin kendrick
      03/Aug/2013

      “Leiensdorf is an elegant presence on the podium, sober of demeanor but expressive of gesture, baton-less and conducting from memory. The performance is exemplary...its emotional impact thus concentrated and potent...”

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