Label: Channel Classics
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor; The Hungarian Radio Choir; Kálmán Strausz, chorus master; Lisa Milne, soprano; Birgit Remmert, alto
G. Mahler: Symphony No.2
Gramophone Award Winner 2007,
Editor's Choice Award.
Artistic Quality 10/10 Sound Quality,
David Hurwitz. Classics Today.
Mahler's Second Symphony, "Resurrection" (1894) is a gigantic work of enormous proportions, extreme contrasts, and a score that surpasses even his First Symphony from two years earlier. Ten horns, eight trumpets, two harps, organ, five percussionists, two vocal soloists (soprano and alto), as well as a large mixed chorus, fill the podium. And behind all this, invisible, is a "Fernorchester" (distant orchestra) as a symbol of "the resurrection".