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Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Murphy, Lang, Litton, Dallas Symphony


Release Date: 01/26/1999 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3237   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Heidi Grant MurphyPetra Lang
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony OrchestraDallas Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 23 Mins. 

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Litton's performance is worthy of comparison with the classics, including Walter's, Klemperer's, and Bernstein's. It's in Bernstein's recordings that you can find points of similarity with Litton's approach, such as his prolongation of that great build-up and collapse at the climax of the first-movement development, or the drawn-out percussion crescendos in the finale. Also like Bernstein, Litton pours on the schmaltz in the second movement and employs dramatically effective rubato throughout the symphony. Still, there's also the sense of forward momentum of the kind found with Klemperer. The Dallas Symphony plays with remarkable brilliance, vitality, and enthusiasm--all matched by the Dallas
Read more Symphony Chorus. To top it off, Heidi Grant Murphy and Petra Lang provide heartfelt and touching solo singing. In sum, a great performance, in even greater sound.

– Victor Carr Jr., ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano), Petra Lang (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Dallas Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1998 
Venue:  Live  McDermott Hall, Meyerson Center, Dallas 
Length: 82 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 

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