Mahler 2

“Portamento strings and raw yet refined brass timbre, especially, create vivid intensity. The fine soloists and beautifully blended, almost transcendentally pianissimo chorus are a bonus.” — The Observer

Then-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 players 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 a sumptuous sound and immaculate diction.

Contents:

Mahler Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink conductor
Miah Persson soprano
Christianne Stotjin mezzo-soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director

Discs: 2
Recorded: 2009, Orchestra Hall, Chicago
Released: Nov. 30, 2009

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