LPO–0054
© 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2011 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 25-26 September 2009
Total playing time: 83:24
DDD Stereo
Released May 2011

CD: Mahler – Symphony No. 2

LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Adriana Kucerová soprano
Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Pieter Schoeman leader

‘Is it all an empty dream, or has this life of ours, and our death, a meaning?’ So begs the question at the start of Mahler’s Second Symphony. Over five movements Mahler grapples with both metaphysical and spiritual uncertainty before evangelically concluding ‘An overwhelming love lightens our being. We know, and are’. Here the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski give a spellbinding performance of Mahler’s great ‘Resurrection’ Symphony recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

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'Jurowski conversely conveys uplift as I've never heard it in this piece. His LPO recording is for me a total revelation in so many ways and one I would urge everyone to hear.'
Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, November 2016

'A performance of revelations, big and small, and easily the most illuminating to have appeared on disc in a very long time. Jurowski wipes the floor with the recent Rattle and Jansons accounts and is probably now the prime recommendation, the ‘library’ choice, that has for so long eluded us.’ (CD of the Month July 2011; Critics’ Choice 2011, 10 Essential Mahler Recordings 2013)
Edward Seckerson, Gramophone, July 2011

‘This is a splendid Mahler Second, full of fresh ideas that actually work with the music and not against it. Vladimir Jurowski unquestionably is one of the best conductors out there today ... if you love this symphony you will want to hear what Jurowski brings to it.’
David Hurwitz, Classicstoday.com, 10 October 2011

'As engaging as it gets.' *****
BBC Music Magazine

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