Notes and Editorial Reviews
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
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
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano),
Petra Lang (Mezzo Soprano)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra,
Dallas Symphony Chorus
Written: 1888/1896; Germany
Date of Recording: 09/1998
Venue: Live McDermott Hall, Meyerson Center, Dallas
Length: 82 Minutes 55 Secs.
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