Community Press Release
Honoring the Utah Symphony’s 75th anniversary season, Music Director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony released their first recording together on September 11, 2015. The recording features a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan”. It was recorded live in Maurice Abravanel Hall on September 12 and 13, 2014.
The new Super Audio CD (SACD), released by Reference Recordings, honors the legacy of former Music Director Maurice Abravanel, who led the orchestra in the first complete Mahler Symphony cycle ever recorded by an Americn orchestra for the Vanguard label.
The Fall 2014 performances of Mahler’s First Symphony marked the launch of a two-year performance cycle of the composer’s complete symphonic works. The Utah Symphony and Maestro Fischer performed the first four symphonies in the 2014-15 season and will complete the cycle this season with Symphonies Nos. 5 through 9.
The album is available on iTunes and Amazon. The CD is also available through the Utah Symphony’s online store and the gift shop at Abravanel Hall.
“It is an honor to continue the glorious legacy of Maurice Abravanel by recording Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan”. I am so proud that we have together reached a point of artistry where we are ready to enter the intense, moody, dramatic and extreme world of this monumental composer,” said Maestro Fischer.
The Utah Symphony and Maestro Fischer will celebrate the orchestra’s 75th anniversary with a concert at Carnegie Hall on April 29, 2016 performing Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, Bartok’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin, the New York premiere of the Utah Symphony-commissioned percussion concerto by Andrew Norman featuring Colin Curie and Strauss’s Suite from Der Rosenkavalier.
Additional highlights of the 2015-16 season include a two-week Beethoven Festival and cycle of the composer’s complete symphonies; world premieres of an orchestral work by Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman’s percussion concerto “Switch”; and collaborations with five of the state’s great cultural organizations including Utah Opera, Ballet West, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Madeleine Choir School.
Above Information is from Utah Symphony Public Relations Press Release.
The Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer directed CD of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan” is a thrilling and thoroughly satisfying listening experience. The music is soul-stirring and performed by a symphony at the peak of expertise it is an adventure to be savored. A quiet place free from distractions is the most ideal condition for listening. Let the music take you away and renew yourself through music that inspires, uplifts and exhilarates.