Editors' Notes Forget the Mahler First you know and travel back to the work’s second incarnation. This is Titan, a five-movement symphonic poem with a very definite programme, which Mahler later dropped: a man’s heroic but ultimately fruitless battle with fate. Playing mainly Austro-German instruments appropriate to the period, Les Siècles make a compelling case for this precursor of Symphony No. 1. Beautifully judged, vividly characterised and with a gorgeous range of colours—the later-discarded second movement, “Blumine”, is heavenly—this is another triumph for conductor François-Xavier Roth.

Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan", Erster Theil
1
14:38
 
2
5:41
 
3
6:41
 
Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan", Zweiter Theil
4
10:40
 
5
19:22
 

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