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Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" / Sarah Connolly; Miah Persson. Benjamin Zander

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
>Word, Spoken : Bengamin Zander Discusses Mahler's Symphony no 2
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A GRAMMY-nominated conductor, Zander has established an impressive reputation as arguably the most devoted Mahlerian of today, having previously released seven of the nine symphonies to critical acclaim. Together with the Philharmonia Orchestra Zander's recordings of Mahler symphonies have inspired critics worldwide to use superlatives such as 'revelatory', 'exhilarating', 'illuminating' and 'remarkable'. An infectiously enthusiastic communicator, Benjamin Zander has also recorded a detailed and highly informative discussion to accompany the recording.

The featured soloists are Sarah Connolly, one of the foremost British mezzo-sopranos who has impressed at La Scala and Glyndebourne, and Swedish soprano Miah Persson, who is in great demand with the major opera houses including Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera New York.

Further commendations for his Mahler Symphonies include: nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance (Ninth Symphony), named a 'Top 10 Recording of 2001' by the New York Times and The Sunday Times (Fourth and Fifth Symphonies respectively), named a 'Recording of the Year' by Boston Globe, The Sunday Times, and Fanfare Magazine (Sixth Symphony).

'...another outstanding Mahler recording by Benjamin Zander.' High Fidelity

'Exhilarating and often...overwhelming.' Sunday Times

'This is a great performance...Zander proves his stature as a Mahlerian.' Fanfare

'Zander's dynamic direction suffused every pore of the orchestra.' The Guardian

'Zander has managed to communicate his idea so completely to the Philharmonia that instead of one sound, we hear countless vivid expressive details - all adding up to one organic, multi-dimensional statement.' Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Watford Colosseum, London, UK (06/06/2012-06/08/2012).


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>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
  • Conductor: Benjamin Zander
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Watford Colosseum, London, UK (06/06/2012-06/08/2012)
  • Running Time: 89 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1888-1894

>Word, Spoken : Bengamin Zander Discusses Mahler's Symphony no 2
  • Performer: Benjamin Zander
  • Running Time: 78 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic