|From the FrankfurterRundschau by Bernhard Uske - 26.11.2010
At the concert of the Hessischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Gianandrea Noseda presents a Gustav Mahler never experienced before.
An energetic, fast-paced and exciting First Symphony that generates enthusiasm and approaches a near–frenzy perfection.
Gianandrea Noseda conducts the third movement in an unprecedented way. Instead of deep melancholy and rythms veiled in sadness, his execution is variegated and extrovert.
In the finale, together with its melancholic solemnity, triumphalism comes into play. It’s like an impetus that foretells Expressionism finding its way, without losing the delicacy in the second theme, thus reaching the most remote areas of pianissimo.