Symphony 2 -Resurrection- London Symphony
2 x LP
1998 German Speakers Corner limited 2 LP edition pressed on 180gram Virgin VINYL originally recored in 1966 Mahler Symphony No 2 Resurrection Heather Harper Helen Watts London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conduc...
Release date 04-05-1998 (originally recorded in 1966)
1998 German Speakers Corner limited 2LP pressed on 180gram Virgin VINYL= originally recored in 1966 Mahler Symphony No 2 Resurrection Heather Harper Helen Watts London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Stickered & Sealed in picture sleeve Decca Set 325/6
Performed bythe London symphony Orchestra conducted by Georg Solti with Heather Harper and Helen Watts.
Mahler Symphony No 2 Resurrection
The search for the extramusical world in Gustav Mahlers philosophical and programmatic works will doubtless continue to occupy future generations of music scholars Todays music lovers however are wholly satisfied with the highly varied interpretations and impressive sound reproduction which is precisely what Mahler himself wished for his rugged works For decades Mahlers dramatic musical masterpieces were misunderstood and scorned as kapellmeister music Luckily interest in his works was revived and all nine symphonies were recorded in the 1960s by the recently deceased conductor Sir Georg Solti Right up to this very day his cycle has clearly lost nothing of its aura its reputation for never having been surpassed how could it otherwise have been so successful for so many years in the light of all the highly competitive more recent recordings
After the success of the new pressing of Mahlers First Symphony DECCA SXL 6113 it was high time that the ResurrectionSymphony became available on LP once more And the result is most impressive One can only hope that the complete Mahler cycle will one day be resurrected in vinyl
Recording May 1966 at Kingsway Hall London by Gordon Parry / Production David Harvey
Label: Speakers Corner Record
Originally released: 1966
This release: 1998