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Symphony No. 1: selected historic recordings

 

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For a comprehensive listing of recordings of Mahler’s music to 2009, see Péter Fülöp, Mahler Discography, second edition (Toronto: Mikrokosmos Comp. Ltd, 2010). The Fülöp numbers are those assigned in the second edition of this reference work, and supersede those of the 1995 edition. The selective list below focuses on recordings by conductors who heard Mahler, or have other significance in the performing history of the work.

N.B. Unless otherwise stated, the repeats in movements I and II are not included.

 

Recording

Date

Performers

First

Release

Notes

Timings

Mvt I

 

Mvt II

 

Mvt III

 

Mvt IV

 

Total

1939.04.08

Bruno Walter

NBC Symphony Orchestra

Grammofono  2000, 1995

Fülöp 1.0005

Live broadcast

11:53 5:55 11:18 17:48 46:54

1940.11.04

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Columbia, [n.d.]

Fülöp 1.0010

13:29 6:10 10:30 17:32

47:01

1947.10.16 Bruno Walter

Concertgebouw Orchestra

Tahra, 2003 Fülöp 1.0021

Live performance

12:12 6:03 11:26 18:48 48:29
1947.11.06 Bruno Walter

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Testament

2009

Fülöp 1.0022

Live performance

11:25 5:53 10:38 17:22 45:18

1950.02.12

Bruno Walter

New York Philharmonic

Movimento Musica, 1982

Fülöp 1.0024

Live performance

12:16 6:13 11:27 18:32 48:28[1]
1950.10.02 Bruno Walter

Bavarian State Orchestra

Orfeo, 2002 Fülöp 1.0025

Live performance

11:58 6:12 11:18 18:39 48:07
1951.10.21 Dimitri Mitropoulos

New York Philharmonic

Cetra, 1979 Fülöp 1.0030

Live performance

14:19 6:23 11:11 19:34 51:29
1954.01.24

Bruno Walter

New York Philharmonic

Unpublished Fülöp 1.0079 12:30 6:15 11:50 ?[2]  

1954.01.25

Bruno Walter

New York Philharmonic

Columbia, 1955

Fülöp 1.0080

 

12:30 6:22 11:17 18:15

48:24

1955.06.15 Dimitri Mitropoulos

New York Philharmonic

Archipel, 2005 Not in Fülöp

Live Performance

11:52 6:00 11:06 18:22 47:20
1959.01.10 John Barbirolli

New York Philharmonic

New York Philharmonic, 1998 Fülöp 1.0145

Live performance

13:56 8:35[3] 11:03 18:42 52:40
1960.01.09 Dimitri Mitropoulos

New York Philharmonic

Music & Arts, 1998 Fülöp 1.0150

Live performance

14:20 6:28 10:45 20:04 51:37

1961.01/02

Bruno Walter

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Columbia, 1963

 

Fülöp 1.0175

13:21 6:50 11:23 20:22

51:56

1966.10.04/22 Leonard Bernstein

New York Philharmonic

Columbia, 1967 Fülöp 1.0270 15:12[3] 8:22[3] 10:19 18:55 52:48
 
1 All timings taken from the Urania release (2000, URN 22.141)
2 Timings from Fülöp, p. 515; the recording of the finale is incomplete.
3 Includes repeat

 

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