Mahler and Adams

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt.

This piece was recorded during A Concert for New York, the orchestra's performance in remembrance and renewal on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. The broadcast also includes John Adams’s The Wound-Dresser with baritone Thomas Hampson as soloist.

Program details:

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Adams: The Wound-Dresser

Comments [3]

Les from Miami, Florida

My hat is off to Alan Gilbert and to all of the vocal and instrumental participants for sharing their artistry in this selfless and loving performance of the imperishable Mahler "Resurrection" Symphony. I've never been more moved: I was simultaneously awed and humbled. For those who like to follow the orchestra score while listening, as I do, I think you'll agree that scrupulous detail was paid to all the dynamic and tempo indications. In the Second Movement, there was a slight rallentando starting eight bars from Number 13, three bars before "Breit", which I've never heard before. The choir, Ro"schmann, de Young, and the Orchestra were glorious, to sum it up in one word.

Sep. 15 2013 01:54 PM
Les from Miami, Florida

My hat is off to Alan Gilbert and to all of the vocal and instrumental participants for sharing their artistry in this selfless and loving performance of the imperishable Mahler "Resurrection" Symphony. I've never been more moved: I was simultaneously awed and humbled. For those who like to follow the orchestra score while listening, as I do, I think you'll agree that scrupulous detail was paid to all the dynamic and tempo indications. In the Second Movement, there was a slight rallentando starting eight bars from Number 13, three bars before "Breit", which I've never heard before. The choir, Ro"schmann, de Young, and the Orchestra were glorious, to sum it up in one word.

Sep. 15 2013 01:54 PM
Kinetical Risk from Queens

Hearty rendition. I remember standing in line to attend the performance (in vain).
Will it be available to stream online afterwards?

Sep. 12 2013 09:30 PM

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