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Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Mahler 2nd Symphony: "Resurrection"

With Anastasia Kalagina, the Orfeón Donostiarra Choir and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Mahler 2nd Symphony: "Resurrection" With Anastasia Kalagina, the Orfeón Donostiarra Choir and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

About

It is often said that the idea of the composition of this work was born while Mahler was asssiting the funerals of Hans von Bülow, one of the leading figures in the musical land of the 19th century. In any case, when Mahler conducts it for the first time on March the 4th of 1895, the Symphony No. 2, written for two soloists, choir and orchestra, is a completely innovative score. As is often the case for visionary masterpieces, this one is not critically acclaimed at all. However, the Second Symphony is already a manifesto of the Mahlerian style, which was meant to perpetuate.

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Program

  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"
    • 1. Allegro maestoso (mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck)
    • 2. Andante moderato (sehr gemächlich)
    • 3. In ruhiger fließender Bewegung
    • 4. "Urlicht" (sehr feierlich, aber schlicht)
    • 5. Im Tempo des Scherzo (wild herausfahrend)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jean-Pierre Loisil
  • Venue: Halle aux grains (Toulouse, France)
  • Broadcast date: March 17, 2012, 6 p.m.
  • Production date: 2012

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