Mahler, Gustav - Symphony No. 2 - Jansons, Mariss

Leveranstid: Skickas vanligtvis inom 2-5 dagar
Gustav Mahler wanted his Second Symphony to exceed any known format - and he also wanted it to tackle the key questions of existence: "Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Is everything just one enormous, terrible joke? We have to solve these questions in some way if we want to carry on living," said the composer. Similar questions preoccupied him throughout his life, and with a special intensity during his time as an opera conductor in Hamburg. The Second Symphony, also referred to as the "Resurrection Symphony", is a complete expression of Mahler’s existential struggle; both its form and its overpowering sound make this utterly clear. The symphony took several years to compose – it was written between 1888 and 1894. In September 1888, the first movement – which at this point still bore the title "Totenfeier” (“Funeral Rite”) – was already complete. The second and third movements were not written until 1893 and Mahler only completed the entire work in 1894. Like most of Mahler’s symphonies, the work follows a "Per aspera ad astra" pattern (“through difficulties to the stars”). Starting with a funeral march in the main theme of the opening movement - the passing of a life full of vigour, pain, blows of fate, and only a few brief and beautiful moments - the symphony concludes with a triumphant resurrection movement. The premiere of the complete symphony took place on December 13, 1895 in Berlin under Mahler's direction; previously (on March 4 of that year) he had already performed the first three movements. The premiere of the Second Symphony thus took place after that of the Third. The reactions were initially subdued, but today the work ranks as one of the most popular of Mahler’s symphonies. - The Munich concert event of May 2011 is now being released on BR-KLASSIK as a CD – it is a star-studded, outstanding interpretation of one of the most important compositions in the Late Romantic symphonic repertoire. • Exciting live atmosphere with the special acoustics of Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig • Recording of Munich concerts performed from May 13-15, 2011 • First-class singers • Almost 81 minutes of playing time on a single CD • Performed by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under its chief conductor Mariss Jansons
Artikelnummer 900167
Streckkod 4035719001679
Utgivningsdatum 2018-10-05
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag BR Klassik
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Artister Fink, Bernarda
Harteros, Anja
Dirigenter Jansons, Mariss
Kompositörer Mahler, Gustav
Orkestrar Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Skriv din egen recension
Du måste logga in för att kunna skriva en recension
Om du tycker om Symphony No. 2, berätta det gärna för dina vänner! Du kan snabbt och enkelt dela denna sida direkt på Facebook, Twitter och via e-post här nedanför.


159 kr
Mahler, Gustav - Symphonie Nr. 1 - Jansons, Mariss
159 kr
Mahler, Gustav - Das Lied von der Erde - Rattle, Simon
159 kr
Bruckner, Anton - Symphony No. 8 - Jansons, Mariss
159 kr
Rachmaninov, Sergey - The Bells & Symphonic Dances - Jansons, Mariss
Mahler, Gustav - Symphony No. 5 - Jansons, Mariss 900150 2017-08-18 159 kr
Beethoven, Ludwig van - Symphony No. 9 - Jansons, Mariss 900156 2017-07-07 159 kr
Mahler, Gustav - Symphony No. 9 - Jansons, Mariss 900151 2017-02-17 159 kr
Mahler, Gustav - Symphony No. 3 - Haitink, Bernard 900149 2017-01-06 318 kr
Strauss, Richard - Eine Alpensinfonie & Tod und Verklärung - Jansons, Mariss 900148 2017-01-06 159 kr
Sibelius, Jean - Symphony No. 2 / Finlandia / Karelia Suite - Jansons, Mariss 900144 2016-05-13 159 kr
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Mitt konto
Min varukorg: 0 artiklar