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CSO principal conductor Bernard Haitink leads a moving and noble performance of Mahler's immense Second Symphony, continuing his and the orchestra's successful exploration of Mahler's symphonies. The legendary CSO brass are at their finest, with stellar solos and ensemble playing from the woodwinds, strings and percussion.The Chicago Symphony Chorus sounds glorious in Mahler's triumphant finale, singing with sumptuous sound and immaculate diction. A musical force in Chicago and around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the finest international orchestras.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection"
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante moderato
III. In ruhig fliessender Bewegung
IV. Urlicht: Sehr feierlich, aber schlicht
V. Finale: Im Tempo des Scherzos
13th December 2009
“This new, white-hot version of the C minor Resurrection, recorded live with the Chicago SO last year, has characteristic nobility, dynamic variety, detail, clarity, lyricism and, in the opening movement, a monumentally slow, shattering climax.”
2nd January 2010
“Trust Haitink to be masterfully controlled, alert to every dynamic shading or expressive mark.”
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