Notes & Reviews:
Led by Claudio Abbado, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra includes principal players from the Berlin Philharmonic, internationally famous soloists, and includes such ensembles as the Sagin Meyer Ensemble, the Hagen Quartet and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. For this concert the orchestra was joined by Eteri Gvazava and Anna Larsson, two outstanding singers from the international opera scene and will be proved unforgettable. "A Conductor Is Back, An Orchestra Reborn" - The NY Times
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra performs Mahler's "Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'" under the direction of Claudio Abbado in this 2003 performance captured live at the Lucerne Festival. Featuring soprano Eteri Gvazava & contralto Anna Larsson.
Now we have three new issues two of which are Blu Ray reissue (Claudio Abbado and Pierre Boulez). Abbado's with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra was recorded in 2003, first reviewed on this site by the late R.D. when issued on CD. The same recording was issued on DVD covered on this site in 200. Now the same performance is released yet again, but this time remastered for Blu Ray, and it has never sounded better. This same Blu Ray issue is included in the 4 disk Blu Ray set listed above where it is joined by Abbado's previously released recordings of symphonies 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, and surely this is the set to get even if you might already have several of the others. This is an incredible bargain - 4 Blu Ray disks at a bargain price. The set also includes two other works originally issued coupled with the symphonies, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yuja Wang, and Mahler's Rückert-Lieder with Magdalena Kozena. ... the 4-disk set which surely is the better purchase.
The Abbado performance delivers a substantial measure of this work, and those seeking an excellent Mahler Second would not go wrong here.
Run Time: 86 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works DetailsMahler, Gustav : Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
- Performers: Anna Larsson (Alto); Eteri Gvazava (Soprano)
- Conductor: Claudio Abbado
- Ensemble: Orfeón Donostiarra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1888/1896