Catch Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony in Vienna, where they are joined by soprano Christina Landshamer, alto Wiebke Lehmkuhl, and the Wiener Singakademie under the direction of Heinz Ferslech to perform Mahler's Symphony No. 2! Dubbed the "Resurrection," the piece demonstrates Mahler's ability to examine philosophical, religious, and existential questions through his music. Over five movements, he explores some of the most profound themes of the human condition, including death and resurrection. The score is deeply moving and builds to a tremendous climax that sees the vocal soloists and choir sing excerpts of German popular song, as well as a poem by German poet Klopstock, altered and completed by Mahler himself.
Photo: Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau