Mastered from the Analogue Tapes in the Bavarian Radio Archives!
This production continues Audites publication of the Mahler Symphonies in 180g-vinyl format. Following Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7, Symphony No. 2 is now immediately available.
In the Second Symphony different types of music characters are connected, ranging from folkloristic, religious-associative and serenade-like elements to Brucknerian intensifications and novel alienation. Mahlers own programmatic references offer an important means of approaching the idea behind this Symphony.
The live recording of 8 December 1982 was made in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz in Munich; the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir perform under the proven leadership of the Mahler specialist, Rafael Kubelik.
"When I conceive a large musical structure, I always come to the point where I must bring in the word as a carrier of my musical idea " Gustav Mahler
Live Recording by the Bavarian Broadcasting Company on October 8, 1982.
180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
From the Analogue Tapes in the Bavarian Radio Archives!
Pressed in Germany
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
Brigitte Fassbaender, contralto
Edith Mathis, soprano
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 2
LP1 - Side A:
1. I. Allegro maestoso
LP1 - Side B:
1. II. Andante moderato
LP2 - Side A:
1. III. (Scherzo) in ruhig flieBender Bewegung
2. IV. "Urlicht": Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
LP2 - Side B: 1. V. Im Tempo des Scherzos