Musikverein Wien, Great Hall

Jordan, Kulman, Wiener Singverein / Mahler "Symphony No. 2"

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“If I were staying longer, I would certainly have liked to do some more Mahler”, Philippe Jordan stated when introducing the programme of the Wiener Symphoniker estra for the 2019-20 season to the public. Still, now, two of the greatest works of the late romantic will be included in the programme of Jordan’s last season with the Orchestra. So, along with the richly orchestrated Symphony No. 8, there will also be, as a farewell, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, bearing the epithet “Resurrection Symphony”, as its finale is based on the poem “Die Auferstehung [The Resurrection]” by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock. Due to its length and extensive line-up with large orchestra, offstage orchestra, organ, bells, large choir and two vocal soloists, the work is rather seldom performed. Still, Symphony No. 2 is a central work in Mahler’s oeuvre.


Jacquelyn Wagner 
Elisabeth Kulman 
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir 
Wiener Symphoniker


Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in c minor "Resurrection"
Symphony No. 2 in c minor "Resurrection"
1887-94, rev. 1903
1st movement: Allegro maestoso. With complete gravity and solemnity of expression
2nd movement: Andante comodo. Very leisurely. Never rush
3rd movement: With quietly flowing movement
4th movement: "Urlicht" - Very solemn, but simple
5th movement: In the tempo of the scherzo. Misterioso

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