I first heard this concert on radio, broadcast just after the event. I am very familiar with the Mahler 1st and its one of my favourites so I settled down to what I expected to be a routine performance. Far from it - this was an amazingly new interpretation which held me from the start. After that I had to get the DVD, and to see the actual performance was even better. Dudamel's approach will not appeal to all, but for me it stood out as my favourite classical event of the year.