Mahler / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic / Schwarz

Mahler / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic / Schwarz: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection

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Artist: Mahler / Royal Liverpool Philharmonic / Schwarz
Title: Symphony No. 2 Resurrection

• In 1888 Gustav Mahler composed a tone-poem calledTotenfeier (Funeral Rites). This became the foundationfor and the first movement of what would later be hisSymphony #2.• As the complexity of this work grew, (it wasn't finished untilsometime in 1894), it would eventually be known as the"Resurrection" Symphony, after the "moment of clarity" andinspiration he experienced at the funeral of Hans von Bulow,his friend and conducting mentor.• This massive musical composition containing fivemovements uses a full chorus, soprano and alto soloists,and a featured alto solo voice essential to the work's fourthmovement.• Internationally renowned conductor Gerard Schwartz leadsthe Royal Philharmonic in this live performance of Mahler's"Resurrection" that features soprano Ailish Tynan andmezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers.• "Mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers was sublime in theshort fourth movement... Made a splendid contribution tothe shattering, blistering finale." Glyn Mon Hughes, LiverpoolDaily Post and Classical Source• AilishTynan, soprano, winner of the 2003 BBC CardoffSingerof the World Competition, has sung at the Royal OperaHouse, Scottish Opera, Covent Garden, Royal Swedish Opera,Houston Grand Opera, and all over Europe.

1.1 01. I. Allegro Maestoso
1.2 02. II. Andante Moderato
1.3 03. III. in Rühig Fließender Bewegunung
1.4 04. IV. Ürlicht, or "Primal Light"
1.5 05. V. Finale

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