Mahler Symphony No. 2


Gustav Mahler
Release Date: 07-04-2023
PTC: 5186992
 18,00 Select

High quality

 10,99 Select

Premium quality

 14,99 Select

More information about sound quality


 10,99 18,00


Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, “Auferstehung (Resurrection)” (1888-1894)

1) I. Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck 23:15
5) Va. Im Tempo des Scherzos. Wild herausfahrend - Maestoso. Sehr zuruckhaltend 20:47
6) Vb. “Aufersteh’n, ja aufersteh’n wirst du”. Langsam, misterioso - “O glaube, mein Herz, o glaube”. Etwas bewegter 15:11
Total Tracks 6
Total Duration 01hr 26min

Album information


After critically-acclaimed recordings of Mahler’s Fourth and Fifth Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic and Semyon Bychkov continue their Pentatone Mahler cycle with a rendition of the composer’s Second, nicknamed “The Resurrection”. They are joined by soprano Christiane Karg, alto Elisabeth Kulman and the Prague Philharmonic Choir. Starting with a funeral march, passing through the introspective alto song “Urlicht” and ending in choral bliss and euphoria, Mahler’s Second is a deeply spiritual and personal contemplation on the secret of life and the possibility of overcoming death. For Bychkov, the symphony “shows the life cycle in all its struggles: suffering, joy, irony, humour, love and doubt.”

The Czech Philharmonic is one of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras, with a rich tradition of performing Czech masters and music from Central Europe. Semyon Bychkov has led the greatest orchestras of the world, and is Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Czech Philharmonic as of the 2018/2019 season. Orchestra and maestro released recordings of Mahler’s Fourth and Fifth Symphony (both 2022) on Pentatone, kicking off a complete Mahler cycle. Elisabeth Kulman has participated on several Pentatone releases, while Christiane Karg makes her Pentatone debut.