The Berlin Philharmonic Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Due to the cancellation of the San Francisco Symphony's Carnegie Hall concerts, WQXR will present an encore broadcast of the Berlin Philharmonic performing songs by Hugo Wolf and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"). This performance was recorded in February 2012.

The Symphony No. 2 has a significant connection to the Berlin Philharmonic. The composer himself led the first performance of this work with the orchestra in 1895, and it went on to become one of his most successful pieces with the public. The epic five-movement canvas explores a theme no less than that of death and resurrection.

Full program details are below.

    Program Details

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
    Camilla Tilling, Soprano
    Bernarda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano
    Westminster Symphonic Choir
    Joe Miller, Conductor

    HUGO WOLF - "Elfenlied"
    HUGO WOLF - "Der Feuerreiter"
    HUGO WOLF - "Frühlingschor" from Manuel Venegas
    GUSTAV MAHLER - Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection"

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    Comments [3]

    mike daily from mexico

    WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THIS---SAW BERNSTEIN CONDUCT THIS PIECE AT PHILHARMONIC IN THE 60S---WILL NEVER FORGET IT, ESP. THE FINAL MOVEMENT!

    Sep. 10 2013 11:06 AM
    Vladimir from Granada Hills, CA from USA

    My favorite Symphoni of all times.Grandissima!

    Mar. 21 2013 12:07 AM
    Suzy Doob from NYC

    I was there, last year, for the Berlin Phil.'s performance of Mahler 2. OMG... I didn't sleep all night, afterwards!

    Mar. 20 2013 10:31 PM

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