Mahler: Titan Symphony – Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

June 18, 2019, 9:00 am

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Conductor François-Xavier Roth and his orchestra Les Siècles present a fascinating new interpretation of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. It features the first period instrument recording of the 1893-94 version, using a performing edition prepared by musicologists Anna Stoll Knecht and Benjamin Garzia, working in collaboration with Universal Edition. Initially presented as a symphonic poem entitled Titan, the work was met with severe criticism as it developed. This fascinating reconstruction using the composer’s Hamburg and Weimar manuscripts testifies to the genius of one of the greatest symphonists of the modern era.