The Utah Symphony's September release of Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan” gets a feature in the New York Times Classical Playlist:
“A cycle of Mahler symphonies was a nice way for the Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer, 57, who took over the Utah Symphony in 2009, to celebrate both its 75th anniversary (in 2015) and the memory of Maurice Abravanel, the orchestra’s great music director from 1947 to 1979.” —James R. Oestreich, New York Times
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”
The Utah Symphony, celebrating its 75th anniversary in the 2015-season, is one of America’s major symphony orchestras and a leading cultural organization in the Intermountain West. It is recognized internationally for its distinctive performances, commitment to music education programs, and recording legacy. Reference Recordings is pleased to announce the release of this new and fresh performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. This work was performed as part of the orchestra’s two-year Mahler Symphony Cycle. Reference Recordings also joins Utah Symphony in thanks to the 75th Anniversary Mahler Cycle Sponsors: Kem & Carolyn Gardner.