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Dudamel conducts Mahler No. 2

Synopsis

Charismatic Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel returns to Palau de la Música Catalana, world heritage site and one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world, conducting Mahler’s existential Second Symphony with the outstanding Münchner Philharmoniker. Mahler was keen to emphasize life and death in all its terrible and stunning splendour in this overwhelming opus, also referred to as “Resurrection Symphony”: “In my two symphonies there is nothing except the complete substance of my whole life” he remarked on his all-embracing oeuvre. American mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and Israeli soprano Chen Reiss as well as the seemingly weightless choirs of Orfeó Català and Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana perform “a mark-shattering finale with goosebumps” (Münchner Merkur). “The dynamic range is enormous. But most fascinating are the moments of absolute silence, in which you can feel how the dramaturgy of the evening comes together: An audience holds its breath” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Additional Info

  • No: A93050016
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker; Orfeó Català and Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Artists: Chen Reiss, Tamara Mumford
  • Production year: 2019
  • Run time: 01:36:00
  • Producers: UNITEL and ZDF in cooperation with ARTE and Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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