Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (live-recording)

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Label: Dreyer Gaido
Catalog: DGCD21116

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker; Feltz, Gabriel; Reiss, Chen; Baumgartner, Tanja Ariane; Czech Philharmonic Choir, Brno

The ouevre of Gustav Mahler has been a focal point of the ten year cooperation between the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and Gabriel Feltz (2003 - 2013). The last recording made during this period is Mahler’s “Resurrection Symphony”. The Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra and Feltz are joined by the outstanding soloists Chen Reiss and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner and the Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno. Feltz writes: “Gustav Mahler’s symphonies have accompanied me since I was a youth of about 13. It is certainly not unusual for a youth who is interested in orchestral music to be fascinated by these works once he has discovered them. The abundance and complexity of the scores, which I was fortunately able to study in my early years, was however, somewhat overpowering. The composer’s aspiration to create “whole worlds” is overwhelming, and which young person is averse to being overwhelmed?”

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