Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' (CD)

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Schwarzkopf, Rössl-Majdan, Philharmonia Orchestra

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'



Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) & Hilde Rössl-Majdan (contralto)

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Otto Klemperer

The epic Symphony No. 2 brought Gustav Mahler and Otto Klemperer together in 1905, when the 20-year-old conductor took charge of the off-stage band for a performance in Berlin. Mahler, impressed, subsequently recommended him for appointments in Prague and Hamburg. In this recording Klemperer rewards the composer’s faith with an interpretation of granite-like strength, drawing magnificent performances from orchestra, chorus and soloists.