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Continuing his critically acclaimed survey of Mahler’s works, Markus Stenz brings together no fewer than five renowned choral ensembles from Bonn and Cologne for this recording.
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
“All the enormity and intimacy of Mahler's Second Symphony is here to be savoured. Oelze and Schuster's voices pair beautifully, supported by superb performances all round.”
“Markus Stenz's is the kind of lightening-flash, clearly etched interpretation I imagine Roger Norrington wanted over in Stuttgart...There's not much vibrato here, but plenty of portamento...as Mahler asks. Moreover, there's a lucid balance between strings, wind and brass...Both soloists, Michaela Schuster and Christiane Oelze, ooze meaning, as does the choir...there are details here that I will return to constantly for illustration and enlightenment.”
Awards Issue 2011
“Right from the rousing cello line in the first few measures, the Cologne forces are captured in crystalline clarity, the recording quality rendering not only the sounds onstage but also the acoustic feel of the Cologne Philharmonie.”