Mahler's 'Titan'

Music, Classical and opera

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, with pianist Louis Lortie.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503

Mahler: Symphony No1 (vers. standard in four movements)

(Louis Lortie performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No 25, with its impressive scale and enthralling contrasts between light and shade. Mahler told Sibelius that 'the symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything'. Mahler's First Symphony '(initially subtitled the 'Titan') does just that, opening with spacious sounds evoking nature waking up.)



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