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Mariss Jansons conducts: Gustav Mahler (DVD & Blu-Ray)

DVD: Mariss Jansons Mahler © Clasart Classic

Gustav Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in C minor, the “Resurrection Symphony,” usually takes up an entire concert evening. In this recording with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks from the Philharmonie im Gasteig in Munich, chief conductor Mariss Jansons introduces the evening with a particularly exquisite work. The Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks impressively sings Clytus Gottwald’s 1982 contemporary arrangement of the song “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” (Friedrich Rückert) for 16 voices a cappella.

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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection Symphony

The epithet “Resurrection Symphony” refers to the final chorus of the last movement, in which Mahler set verses from Klopstock’s Messiah to music. Although the symphony’s length and unusually large instrumentation make it a challenge, it has since become part of the standard repertoire. The 2nd Symphony is a central work in Mahler’s œuvre, one that brought Mahler the recognition he had hoped for as a composer after its Munich premiere in 1900.

Anja Harteros soprano
Bernarda Fink mezzo-soprano

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor

Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog number: 101685
UPC:  807280168594