GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911) Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'
Although serious illness had forced him to relinquish the Principal Conductorship of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1987, Klaus Tennstedt was able to return a number of times in the following years as Conductor Laureate. In February 1989 he conducted two performances of Mahler’s mighty Resurrection Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall in London. The concerts quickly acquired legendary status; those present talked of an incredible interpretation shot through with emotion, conviction, musical depth and tangible atmosphere, captured here in this live recording.
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MAHLER: Symphony No.2 2CD set
Awarded a Diapason d'Or, June 2010.
Listen to the complete 'Urlicht' below.
"The brass section is positively heroic in the outer movements, the woodwinds in the scherzo are an unalloyed delight. Jard Van Nes offers one of the best accounts of "Urlicht" on disc--full of feeling and a keen sense of the text. " classicstoday.com, 2010
"The playing and singing are excellent, and the recording, made by the Music Performance Research Centre, is near-faultless. Those curious about the "Tennstedt effect", what Andrew Mellor in the sleeve note describes as "living art of the most acute profundity", should investigate without delay. " The ArtsDesk
"the sonics are absolutely mindblowing, having all the depth and atmosphere of surround sound" Fanfare Magazine
Members of the orchestra share their memories of working with Klaus Tennstedt:
KLAUS TENNSTEDT conductor YVONNE KENNY soprano JARD VAN NES mezzo-soprano LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and CHOIR David Nolan leader