I have been a fan of Mariss Jansons for some time. This recording of Mahler 1 is very accurate to the score and very pleasing to hear. Jansons conducts with a light touch and avoids the heavy, ostentatious phrasing which one too often hears in Mahler. The Concertgebouw Orchestra is first rate, as is most often the case, with a clear sound throughout and overall the recording has been well-balancecd by the sound-engineers. It would not be the only version of the work that I want to possess, but it has been a very worthwhile purchase. I would strongly recommend it to anyone new to Mahler, as well as to old-hands in search of a fresh reading.