||GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphony No. 5 - Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne -
François-Xavier Roth (Conductor) - 3149020528525 - Released: December 2017 - Harmonia Mundi HMM905285|
On October 18th, 1904, Gustav Mahler himself conducted the première performance of his Symphony No. 5 in C sharp Minor with this orchestra. A time machine
would be great to have just about now. Needless to say that the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne has maintained a long and distinguished relationship and shared a common lineage
with the music of Gustav Mahler from then on, and this affinity stands out in this new recording. Add to the mix the fact that their newly appointed General Music Director, French conductor
François-Xavier Roth, the son of the famous organist Daniel Roth, is considered one of the most enterprising and receptive conductors of his generation, and it quickly becomes
obvious as to why this is an account worth hearing.