"Mahler's First Symphony was originally conceived as a tone poem in two parts. Loosely based on Jean Paul's novel Titan, the structure was this: Part I: "From the Days of Youth," Music of Flowers, Fruit and Thorn ó 1. Spring and No End; 2. Flowers; 3. In Full Sail; Part II: "The Human Comedy" ó 4. "Stranded!" Funeral March in the Style of Callot; 5. D'all Inferno al'Paradiso (From Hell to Heaven). These titles were accompanied by more extensive programs describing the metaphorical content of each movement. In Jean Paul's Titan we have a youth gifted with a burning artistic desire that the world has no use for, and who, finding no outlet or ability to adapt, gives way to despair and suicide. Mahler apparently saw himself in this figure, as he described this work as autobiographical in a very loose sense." - AMG.
This is an RCA "Shaded Dog" Living Stereo recording from 1963.
The RCA "Dogs" are considered to be of true Audiophile quality. This recording is no exception.
The record is NM-.
The jacket is Exc-.
The LP plays NM-.
A very dynamic recording with a wide and deep soundstage. Instruments are highly detailed and have "air" and presence and a rich tone with accurate timbre - each one being clearly identifiable from each other. A very strong interpretation.
Some minor, very low-level noise on quiet passages - does not intrude on the music.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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