Mahler - Symphony No. 2 - Bernstein - New York Philharmonic on 180g Import 2LP Box Set
Cut from the Original Masters at Emil Berliner Studio & Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Presented as a Deluxe 180g 2LP Box Set
Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic for this classic recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 also known as the Resurrection Symphony. In addition to the Eighth Symphony this was Mahler's most popular and successful work.
Bernstein's second Mahler cycle recorded for Deutsche Grammophon involved recordings by orchestras closely linked to Mahler's compositional and conductorial output, including the New York Philharmonic. Mahler himself conducted the New York Philharmonic during a brief tenure between 1909 and his death in 1911. Although there are many similarities between the first and second cycles, Bernstein's later conducting style is often slower and more heavily expressive than his more youthful approach in the 1960s.
Bernstein will be always associated with the New York Philharmonic as a conductor, being the orchestra's Music Director from 1958 - 1969, and thereafter Conductor Emeritus. He was one of the most recorded conductors in history and not only recorded the standard repertoire, but during his time as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic he championed music of his contemporary peers, and continued to do so. His recordings of the Mahler symphonies are what legends are made of!
"Bernstein, the conductor, was the ultimate champion of the composer, committed to conveying every dimension of that composer, and I frequently had the sense that he was that composer for those moments, his association so strong that it blurred the line between conductor and creator." - Marin Alsop
Gustav Mahler (composer)
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Christa Ludwig (alto)
New York Philharmonic
The Westminster Choir
Mahler - Symphony No. 2 - Bernstein - New York Philharmonic Track Listing:
1. Allegro Maestoso (Totenfeier)
2. Andante Moderato
3. Scherzo) In Ruhig Fliessender Bewegung
1. Urlicht. Sehr Feierlich, Aber Schlicht
2. Im Tempo Des Scherzos