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Mahler: Symphony No. 2

A CONCERT FOR NEW YORK In Remembrance and Renewal – The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” Dorothea Röschmann, soprano Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano New York Choral Artists New York Philharmonic Orchestra Alan Gilbert, conductor Recorded live at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City, 10 September 2011. Bonus: - Interview with Alan Gilbert and Zarin Mehta
96 mins (concert) + 14 mins (bonus)

Accentus DVD ACC 2024

Mahler has become diminished as daily concert fare; his works really need to be reserved for special occasions.

One for us had been at the Wörthersee Classics Festival, promoted by the Austrian Mahler Society, our visit in 2003 including going to see Mahler's isolated lakeside "composing hut". There, in Klagenfurt, Mahler 2 was given by another Glbert - Gilbert Kaplan, who had devoted years of his life and wealth to performing that same work and that alone... So for him it was certainly special.

The present DVD "works" for us (as another recent one from Leipzig hadn't) including the ventures outside to the overflow audience in the Lincoln Park courtyard, and occasional shots of New York skyline, which support the sense of occasion and do not break concentration... We found it riveting and moving, especially in the choral finale with the so-fitting words projected as subtitles.


Peter Grahame Woolf

See report of the concert in seenandheard-international