Notes and Editorial Reviews
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and their Music Director Riccardo Chailly have already acquired legendary status – glorious reviews and many awards for their recordings testifying to their continuing success. At Leipzig’s International Mahler Festival, to mark the centenary of Mahler’s death, they performed his monumental Second Symphony in the Gewandhaus – together with two marvellous soloists and choral forces quite beyond compare. About the final movement the composer said: “The increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.” The painting "Morgenrot" was chosen by internationally acclaimed artist Neo Rauch to feature on the cover
of this release on DVD and Blu-ray.
Recorded live at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, 17 and 18 May 2011.
Picture format: NTSC 16:9 <br /> Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1<br /> Region code: 0 (worldwide)<br /> Subtitles: English, German, French<br /> Running time: 95 mins<br /> No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler
Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano),
Christiane Oelze (Soprano)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Chorus
Written: 1888/1896; Germany
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