He was welcome in any concert hall in the world, but Maurice Abravanel (1903-93) spent 30 years in Salt Lake City, and the Utah Symphony accordingly became a world-class ensemble. Like the other albums we offer from Silverline Classics, each of these two-sided discs contains a superb performance in CD stereo on one side. Flip the disc over, and the other side presents the album in remastered sound for your DVD player, with additional video featurettes on the conductor and the music.
It wasn't an immediate hit back in 1889, but Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 ("Titan") is now considered a cornerstone of the repertoire. The Utah Symphony sounds very much at home on this epic showcase of the young Mahler's skills.