MARISS JANSONS CONDUCTS
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - "Resurrection"
Live from the Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich 2011
The nickname “Resurrection” for Mahler’s Second Symphony is derived from the closing chorus of the last movement, in which Mahler set to music verses from Klopstock’s “Messias”. Under the direction of the conductor Mariss Jansons, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra plays that musical masterpiece. At the beginning of the concert the Bavarian Radio Choir performs the contemporary (1982) 16-voice arrangement of a song by Mahler, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, based on a poem by Friedrich Rückert. The Second Symphony is a central work in Mahler’s oeuvre, a work whose Munich performance of 1900 brought him the long hoped-for recognition as composer.