Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
While Otto Klemperer's legendary 1961 EMI recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection," is ... Show synopsis While Otto Klemperer's legendary 1961 EMI recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection," is still revered by many, a recording made 10 years earlier and released for the first time by Testament in 2010 will be of special interest to students of this conductor, dedicated Mahlerians, and fans of historical performances. As a trusted member of Mahler's circle in Vienna, the young Klemperer prepared performances of the symphonies and became an important link to the composer, as well as an invaluable source for future conductors because of his direct experience of Mahler's preferred performance style. To the extent that Klemperer preserved this knowledge in his 1951 live performance with the Vienna Philharmonic, one can reasonably believe that the lively tempos, sharp attacks, and overall propulsive character of the music were a genuine part of Mahler's own practices, which were passed down here as a legacy. Despite the extremely narrow monaural... Hide synopsis