The Berlin Philharmonic Plays Mahler's Symphony No. 2
Airs Wednesday, March 20 at 8 pm on 105.9 FM and WQXR.org
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.
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"