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Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Klemperer, Schwarzkopf, Et Al


Release Date: 03/14/2000 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67255   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Hilde Rössl-MajdanElisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Klemperer's performances are perhaps less fashionable today than they were in the 1960s, but his Mahler Second is surely recommendable to any Mahlerian, particularly as it comes complete on a single CD. The reading, with the opening movement pressed forward strongly, is intense and concentrated; and the closing section of the last movement (which, incidentally, is generously cued), where Klemperer's approach is determinedly spacious, is almost overwhelming, first in its sense of mystery, then in its serenity and joy. And the Philharmonia Chorus and soloists sing transcendently. The recording is full and clear. A remarkable bargain.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [5/2000]
Klemperer's performances are perhaps less fashionable today than they were in the 1960s, but his Mahler Second is surely recommendable to any Mahlerian, particularly as it comes complete on a single CD. The reading, with the opening movement pressed forward strongly, is intense and concentrated; and the closing section of the last movement (which, incidentally, is generously cued), where Klemperer's approach is determinedly spacious, is almost overwhelming, first in its sense of mystery, then in its serenity and joy. And the Philharmonia Chorus and soloists sing transcendently. The recording is full and clear. A remarkable bargain.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [5/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1961-62 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 79 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro Maestoso
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Andante moderato
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): IV. Urlicht. Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): V. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Wieder sehr breit
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Ritardando...Maestoso
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Wieder zurückaltend
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Langsam. Misterioso
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Etwas bewegter
Symphony No.2 in C minor ("Resurrection") (2000 Digital Remaster): Mit Aufschwung aber nicht eilen

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